centime

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciationsEnglish: /ˈsɒnˌtiːm/, French: /sɑ̃tim/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(säntēm; Fr.n tēm)


Inflections of 'centime' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": centimes

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cen•time  (säntēm; Fr.n tēm),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -times 
    (säntēm; Fr.n tēm),USA pronunciation 
  1. Currencythe 100th part of the franc of various nations and territories, as Belgium, France, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Martinique, Senegal, Switzerland, and Tahiti.
  2. Currencya money of account of Haiti, the 100th part of a gourde.
  3. Currencyan aluminum coin and monetary unit of Algeria, the 100th part of a dinar.
  4. Currencyan aluminum coin and monetary unit of Morocco, the 100th part of a dirham.
  • Latin centēsimum, accusative of centēsimus hundredth; see cent
  • French; Old French centiesme
  • 1795–1805

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
centime /ˈsɒnˌtiːm; French: sɑ̃tim/ n
  1. a monetary unit of Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, French Polynesia, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Mali, Mayotte, Morocco, New Caledonia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Switzerland, and Togo. It is worth one hundredth of their respective standard units
  2. a former monetary unit of Andorra, Belgium, France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Luxembourg, Martinique, Monaco, and Réunion, worth one hundredth of a franc
Etymology: 18th Century: from French, from Old French centiesme from Latin centēsimus hundredth, from centum hundred
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