cen·time (säntēm′, säɴ-tēm)
1. A unit of currency that is equal to 1/100 of the primary unit of currency in many countries where French is spoken as an official language, including Algeria, Morocco, and Switzerland.
2. A former unit of currency that was equal to 1/100 of the franc in France and Belgium.
[French, from Old French centisme, from Latin centēsimus, hundredth, from centum, hundred; see dek in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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