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centi-

pref.
1. One hundredth (10-2): centiliter.
2. One hundred: centipede.

[French, from Latin centi-, hundred, from centum; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.]

centi-

or before a vowel

cent-

prefix
1. denoting one hundredth: centimetre. Symbol: c
2. rare denoting a hundred: centipede.
[from French, from Latin centum hundred]

centi-

a combining form meaning “hundredth” or “hundred”: centiliter; centimeter; centipede.
[< Latin, comb. form of centum]

centi-

A prefix meaning "a hundredth," as in centigram, a hundredth of a gram.

centi-

Prefix meaning a 100th or 1⁄100 in the metric system; e.g., a centiliter (cl) is a unit of volume equal to 1⁄100 (0.01) liter.
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