from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Table at currency.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A former subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the franc.
- n. A coin having face value of one centime.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The hundredth part of a franc; a small French copper coin and money of account.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the French system of coinage, the hundredth part of a franc, or about one fifth of a United States cent. Its abbreviation is
- n. A current money of account in Haiti, the hundredth part of a gourde or dollar, equal to ninety-seven hundredths of a United States cent.
- n. More commonly, the thousandth part of a liter. The liter was intended to equal one thousand cubic centimeters and the weight of one liter of distilled water at the temperature of its maximum density was intended to equal the kilogram. The mass of the kilogram definitely adopted differs from the intended mass by one or more parts in a hundred thousand: since the liter is always determined by weighing, it also differs from its intended volume by a similarly small fraction. When this small fraction is negligible, the thousandth part of a liter is commonly called a cubic centimeter. The name milliliter is preferred by many for the thousandth part of the liter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
- n. a fractional monetary unit of several countries: France and Algeria and Belgium and Burkina Faso and Burundi and Cameroon and Chad and the Congo and Gabon and Haiti and the Ivory Coast and Luxembourg and Mali and Morocco and Niger and Rwanda and Senegal and Switzerland and Togo
French, from Old French centisme, from Latin centēsimus, hundredth, from centum, hundred.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)