Definitions

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

  • One hundredth (10-2): centiliter.
  • One hundred: centipede.

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  • hundred; one-hundredth
  • In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10-2. Symbol: c

Etymologies

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

French, from Latin centi-, hundred, from centum; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.

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From Latin centum, hundred via French.

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