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Meaning of CENT

Pronunciation:  sent

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
  2. [n]  a fractional monetary unit of several countries

CENT is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: centime, penny
 See Also: birr, bob, British shilling, coin, copper, dollar, florin, fractional monetary unit, guilder, gulden, leone, lilangeni, Mauritian rupee, new penny, rand, rupee, Seychelles rupee, shilling, Sri Lanka rupee, subunit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cent\, n. [F. cent hundred, L. centum. See {Hundred}.]
1. A hundred; as, ten per cent, the proportion of ten parts
   in a hundred.

2. A United States coin, the hundredth part of a dollar,
   formerly made of copper, now of copper, tin, and zinc.

3. An old game at cards, supposed to be like piquet; -- so
   called because 100 points won the game. --Nares.

Thesaurus Terms
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