American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See Table at currency.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hundred.
- n. The hundredth part of a dollar, a rupee, or a florin; especially, in the United States, a coin of copper, or copper and nickel, whose value is the hundredth part of a dollar, or about the same as an English half-penny. Other dollars are divided in the same way, as the Spanish dollar, duro, of piastre, though not in Spain; also, the Dutch florin and the East Indian rupee in Ceylon and the Mauritius. Abbreviated c. or ct.
- n. An old superficial measure of Belgium, the hundredth part of the bonnier.
- n. An old game at cards: so called “because 100 was the game” (Nares). Also spelled sant and saint.
- n. An abbreviation of Latin centum, a hundred: used in per cent. for per centum (in or by the hundred): as, interest at 10 per cent.; fifty per cent. of the population.
- n. A name of various coins reckoned as the hundredth part of a dollar. a current subsidiary coin of British North America, British Guiana, British Honduras, the Danish West Indies, Hawaii, Fiji, Liberia, Cuba, Guam, the Philippine Islands, and Porto Rico, equal to one United States cent.
- n. An abbreviation of central;
- n. of centigrade;
- n. of century.
- n. money A subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the main unit of currency in many countries. Symbol: ¢.
- n. informal A small sum of money.
- n. money A subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the euro.
- n. money A coin having face value of one cent (in either of the above senses).
- n. music A hundredth of a half step.
- abbr. century
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A hundred.
- n. A United States coin, the hundredth part of a dollar, formerly made of copper, now of copper, tin, and zinc.
- n. An old game at cards, supposed to be like piquet; -- so called because 100 points won the game.
- n. a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
- n. a fractional monetary unit of several countries
- From Old French cent, from Latin centum, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, hundred, from Latin centum. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In the _Tribune_ of December 20, appeared a statement of the test to ascertain the accuracy of the meter used, which showed that in an aggregate of twelve tests it varied nearly three per cent in its record from the actual quantity delivered, while at times it was so erratic that it varied in one instance over _ten per cent_.”
“Thus, for example, in an analysis of a superphosphate of lime, the statement, _monocalcic phosphate, 17.3 per cent, equal to tricalcic phosphate rendered "soluble," 27.2 per cent_, means that it would require 27.2 per cent of tricalcic phosphate to furnish 17.3 per cent of soluble phosphate.”
“Bank ftock, three percent, ann. created 1726; three per cent, confol. ditto, 1731; three per cent.red. ditto, 1 746; three per cent» ann. payable at the South - Sea houfe, 1751; three and a half per cent,”
“As this recession grinds on over the next several years, many other, more defensible uses of public money will arise. 2/10's of a cent is a very large tax, and most of the benefit will not go to Seattle, instead subsidizing rural areas for services they should be paying for (and sweet COLAs and pension plans for the sheriff's dept I'm sure).”
“Microsoft said its revenues in the second quarter grew just 2 per cent from a year before, to $16. 6bn, lower than the $17. 1bn that Wall Street had been expecting.”
“He hasn't raised taxes, nationalized a single industry, or cut a red cent from the defense budget.”
“The 1943 Lincoln copper cent is a fascinating coin”
“This PCGS graded AU-58 1793 half cent is part of the consignment of “Dr. and Mrs. Claude Davis,” who assembled an extraordinary collection of coins.”
“More Philadelphia Mint 1943 bronze cents are known than D-mint and S-mint errors put together; most recent censuses state that only one 1943-D bronze cent is known, plus seven 1943-S bronze cents.”
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