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cent

noun

  1. (fractional monetary unit)  a fractional monetary unit of several countries
    Synonyms: C. [acronym], c. [acronym], ct. [abbreviation]. Type of: fractional monetary unit. Type...
  2. (coin)  a coin worth 1/100 of the value of the basic unit
    Synonyms: centime, penny, C. [acronym], c. [acronym], ct. [abbreviation]. Type of: coin

cent.

noun

  1. (workplace)  a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
    Synonyms: central, exchange, telephone exchange, cen. [abbreviation]. Type of: workplace. Part of:...
  2. (degree)  a degree on the Celsius scale of temperature
    Synonyms: degree Celsius, degree centigrade, °C [abbreviation], C [abbreviation]. Type of: degree

adjective

  1. (general adjective)  in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area
    Synonyms: central, cen. [abbreviation]. Similar to: amidship, bicentric, bifocal, center, centered,...
  2. (Celsius)  of or relating to a temperature scale on which the freezing point of water is 0 degrees and the boiling point of water is 100 degrees
    Synonyms: °C [postnominal], Celsius, celsius, centigrade, C [acronym, postnominal].

Etymology summary

Latin centum "hundred". Middle English meaning was "one hundred", but shifted...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

New World Dictionary:

cent

[United States] ; a monetary unit of the U.S., equal to of a dollar; penny: ... | a monetary unit of various other countries, equal to of the basic ... (28 of 56 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

cent | centi- | before a vowel cent-

a monetary unit of American Samoa, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, ... | an interval of pitch between two frequencies "f"2 and ... (21 of 634 words, 4 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Cent [disambiguation]

may refer to: Cent (currency), a one-hundredth subdivision of several units of currency | Cent (Canadian coin), a Canadian coin | Cent (Dutch WWII coin), the Dutch coin minted between 1941 and 1944 | Cent (Euro coin), a European coin | Cent (United... (39 of 174 words, 11 definitions)

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Oxford Dictionary:

cent | ¢ [symbol]

a monetary unit in various countries, equal to one hundredth of a dollar, euro, or other decimal currency unit | [informal] : a small sum of money | ... (26 of 115 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/cent

century | centuries [plural] | cent. [abbreviation] | centurial [derived]

a period of one hundred years | a period of a hundred years reckoned from the traditional date of the birth of Christ | a score of a hundred in a ... (29 of 256 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Wiktionary:

cent | dollarcent [synonym, sense-specific] | eurocent [synonym, sense-specific] | penny [synonym, sense-specific] | century [synonym, sense-specific]

[money] A subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the main unit of currency in many countries. Symbol: ¢. | [informal] A small sum of money. | [money] A subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the euro. | [money] A coin having face value... (42 of 99 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

cent | cent- | cent. | ¢ [symbol, sense-specific] | cent.: centigrade [symbol, sense-specific] | cent.: central [symbol, sense-specific] | cent.: centum [symbol, sense-specific] | cent.: century [symbol, sense-specific] | sen [synonym, entry 3, sense-specific]

a bronze coin of the U.S., the 100th part of a United States dollar: made of steel during part of 1943. | the 100th part of the monetary units of ... (29 of 98 words, 8 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

cent [entry 1, noun]

a monetary unit equal to ; 1100 ; of a basic unit of ... | a coin, token, or note representing one cent | the fen of the People's Republic of China (30 of 83 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cent

cent [entry 2, abbreviation] | centigrade [synonym, sense-specific] | centum [synonym, sense-specific] | central [synonym, sense-specific] | century [synonym, sense-specific]

centigrade | central | centum | century (4 of 12 words, 4 definitions)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

cent [countable] | cents [plural] | a red cent

a small unit of money used in many countries, for example the US, Canada, and Australia. There are 100 cents in a dollar and its symbol is ¢. | "a red ... (30 of 77 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cent

Cambridge Dictionary:

cent

a unit of money worth 0.01 of the US dollar and of the main monetary unit of many countries, or a coin with this value (25 of 30 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cent

American Heritage Dictionary:

cent.

centigrade | [Latin] centum (hundred) | century (5 of 7 words, 3 definitions)

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Encarta Dictionary:

cent | cents [plural]

a subunit of currency in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the European Union, and several other countries (21 of 51 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595802​/definition​.html  [offline]

cent.

centigrade | central | century (3 of 12 words, 3 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595803​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

cent

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Latin centum "hundred". Middle English meaning was "one hundred", but shifted 17th century to "hundredth part" under influence of ... (22 of 74 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

cent

Origin: late Middle English (in the sense "a hundred"): from French cent, Italian cento, or Latin centum "hundred"

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Collins Dictionary:

cent | centi- | before a vowel cent-

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin centēsimus hundredth, from centum hundred | from French, from Latin centum hundred

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cent

Wiktionary:

cent

Origin: Old French cent, from Latin centum, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm.

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New World Dictionary:

cent

Origin: Middle English and Old French from Latin centum, "hundred"

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Merriam-Webster:

cent [entry 1, noun]

First use: 1782

Origin: French, hundred, from Latin centum

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Encarta Dictionary:

cent | cents [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Directly or via French, "hundred", or Italian cento from Latin centum

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595802​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

cent

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "cent"

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Collins Dictionary:

cent | centi- | before a vowel cent-

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "cent"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

cent [countable, noun] | cents [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "cent"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

cent [countable] | cents [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "cent"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

cent

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "cent"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "cent"

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the Free Dictionary:

cent

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "cent"

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Google Dictionary:

cent | cents [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "cent"

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cent.

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

cent

Audio: North American pronunciation of "cent"

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YourDictionary Audio:

cent

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "cent" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

cent

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "cent" by speech synthesizer

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