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

  • n. See Table at currency.
  • n. See Table at currency.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The unit of Japanese currency, equal to 1/100 yen.
  • n. A coin worth one yen.
  • n. self

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Since.
  • n. A Japanese coin, worth about one half of a cent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English variant of sine.
  • n. A Japanese copper or bronze coin, equal to the one-hundredth part of a yen or dollar; a Japanese cent. One- and two-sen copper pieces and five-, ten-, twenty-, and fifty-sen silver pieces are in circulation.
  • n. An abbreviation of senior.
  • n. The name given in Hindustan to a unit of weight equal to one kilogram
  • n. to a unit of volume equal to the liter. These units and their multiples were legalized in 1871, mainly for use by the railways.
  • n. An abbreviation of Senate or Senator.

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

  • n. a fractional monetary unit of Japan and Indonesia and Cambodia; equal to one hundredth of a yen or rupiah or riel


Japanese, from Chinese (Mandarin) qián, money, coin.
Indonesian senti, sen, ultimately from cent.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Japanese . (Wiktionary)



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