Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

French, from Latin centi-, hundred, from centum; see dekm╠ą in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin centum, hundred via French. (Wiktionary)

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