from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or divided into hundredths.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Divided into a hundred parts
  • adj. Describing a hundredth part

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Hundredth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hundredth: as, a centesimal part.
  • By the hundred: as “centesimal increase,”
  • n. In arithmetic, a hundredth; the next step of progression after decimal in dividing by ten.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. the ordinal number of one hundred in counting order
  • adj. relating to or divided into hundredths


From Latin centēsimus, from centum, hundred; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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