WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
centi-, prefix. 
  • Mathematicscenti- is attached to roots to mean "hundredth'' or "hundred'': centiliter (= one hundredth of a liter);
    centipede (
    = (creature having) one hundred feet).

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
  • Mathematicsa combining form meaning "hundredth'' or "hundred,'' used in the formation of compound words:centiliter;centimeter;centipede.
  • Also,[esp. before a vowel,] cent-. 
    • Latin, combining form of centum

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    centi-, (before a vowel)cent- prefix
    1. denoting one hundredth: centimetre
      Symbol: c
    2. rare denoting a hundred: centipede
    Etymology: from French, from Latin centum hundred
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