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pai·sa

 (pī-sä′)
n. pl. pai·se (-sā′) or paisa
A unit of currency equal to 1/100 of the rupee in India, Nepal, and Pakistan.

[Hindi paisā, from Sanskrit *padāṁśaḥ, quarter part : padam, foot, quarter (of a verse); see ped- in Indo-European roots + aṁśaḥ, portion; see nek- in Indo-European roots.]

paisa

(ˈpaɪsɑː)
n, pl -se (-seɪ)
(Currencies) a monetary unit of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan worth one hundredth of a rupee
[from Hindi]

pai•sa

(ˈpaɪ sɑ, ˈpeɪ- for 1; ˈpɔɪ ʃɑ for 2 )

n., pl. -se (-seɪ) -sa, -sas.
1. a monetary unit of India, Nepal, and Pakistan, equal to 1/100 of the rupee.
2. a monetary unit of Bangladesh, equal to 1/100 of the taka.
[1955–60; < Hindi paisā]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paisa - a fractional monetary unit in Bangladesh and India and Nepal and Pakistan
fractional monetary unit, subunit - a monetary unit that is valued at a fraction (usually one hundredth) of the basic monetary unit
Indian rupee, rupee - the basic unit of money in India; equal to 100 paise
Pakistani rupee, rupee - the basic unit of money in Pakistan; equal to 100 paisa
Nepalese rupee, rupee - the basic unit of money in Nepal; equal to 100 paisa
taka - the basic unit of money in Bangladesh; equal to 100 paisa
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30, light diesel 8 paisas and kerosene oil by 67 paisas per liter.
28 per km, nonairconditioned coaches / buses existing fare 82 paisa per km revised to 75 paisas per km and nonairconditioned buses/coaches /Hiace vans existing fare 82 paisa per km has been revised and refixed as 75 paisas per km.
ISLAMABAD -- Power tariff has been slashed by 46 paisas per unit under the directives of Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif.
72 for buying, lost four paisas and closed at Rs 85.
RAWALPINDI -- Zakat department Rawalpindi has started providing financial assistance to the recipients of zakat through easy paisas besides abolishing the distribution of zakat through cheques.
50 per km; non airconditioned coaches / buses existing fare 95 paisas
84 for buying, fell 98 paisas and closed at Rs 112.
On inter district route fare has been reduced from 84 paisas KM to 79 paisas and on hilly routes from paisas 93 to paisas 87 per KM.
ISLAMABAD -- The CNG prices are likely to go up on July 1 as 39 paisas per kilogram increase will take place in Regio-1 and 46 paisas in Region-2 after one percent addition in GST.
90 for buying, rose 86 paisas and closed at Rs 136.
As per spokesman PM house performance report on cost of electricity and its supply and demand was presented to PM who directed ministry of water and power to scale down power tariff by 46 paisas per unit.