centime


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cen·time

 (sän′tēm′, säN-tēm′)
n.
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 dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.]

centime

(ˈsɒnˌtiːm; French sɑ̃tim)
n
1. (Currencies) 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. (Currencies) a former monetary unit of Andorra, Belgium, France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Luxembourg, Martinique, Monaco, and Réunion, worth one hundredth of a franc
[C18: from French, from Old French centiesme from Latin centēsimus hundredth, from centum hundred]

cen•time

(ˈsɑn tim, sɑ̃ˈtim)

n., pl. -times (-timz, -ˈtim)
a unit of currency in various nations, including France, Belgium, and Switzerland, equal to 1/100 of the basic currency.
[1795–1805; < French; Old French centiesme < Latin centēsimum, acc. of centēsimus hundredth; see cent]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.centime - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: France and Algeria and Belgium and Burkina Faso and Burundi and Cameroon and Chad and the Congo and Gabon and Haiti and the Ivory Coast and Luxembourg and Mali and Morocco and Niger and Rwanda and Senegal and Switzerland and Togocentime - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: France and Algeria and Belgium and Burkina Faso and Burundi and Cameroon and Chad and the Congo and Gabon and Haiti and the Ivory Coast and Luxembourg and Mali and Morocco and Niger and Rwanda and Senegal and Switzerland and Togo
franc - the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 centimes
fractional monetary unit, subunit - a monetary unit that is valued at a fraction (usually one hundredth) of the basic monetary unit
Algerian dinar, dinar - the basic unit of money in Algeria
Algerian centime - 100 centimes equal 1 dinar in Algeria
Moroccan dirham, dirham - the basic unit of money in Morocco; equal to 100 centimes
Belgian franc - formerly the basic unit of money in Belgium
Burundi franc - the basic unit of money in Burundi
Cameroon franc - the basic unit of money in Cameroon
Chadian franc - the basic unit of money in Chad
Congo franc - the basic unit of money in the Congo
Gabon franc - the basic unit of money in Gabon
Cote d'Ivoire franc, Ivory Coast franc - the basic unit of money in the Ivory Coast
Luxembourg franc - formerly the basic unit of money in Luxembourg
Mali franc - the basic unit of money in Mali
Niger franc - the basic unit of money in Niger
Rwanda franc - the basic unit of money in Rwanda
Senegalese franc - the basic unit of money in Senegal
Swiss franc - the basic unit of money in Switzerland
Togo franc - the basic unit of money in Togo
Burkina Faso franc - the basic unit of money in Burkina Faso
Haitian centime - 100 centimes equal 1 gourde in Haiti
2.centime - a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
copper - a copper penny
new penny - a coin used in Great Britain since 1971 worth one hundredth of a pound
Translations

centime

[ˈsɑ̃ːntiːm] Ncéntimo m
References in classic literature ?
By the regular shipyard charges it ought not to have been a centime over twenty-five hundred francs-"
On the door of the cabin was a sign, in French, to the effect that "One may here see a living chamois for fifty centimes.
Confiding in the future of the Restoration, he finally placed his money on the Grand-Livre at the moment when the funds were at fifty-six francs and twenty-five centimes.
Philip did not know anything about them, and she told him that from five to six every evening a model sat, from whom anyone who liked could go and draw at the cost of fifty centimes.
For two centimes I'd come over there and drown you, you white beast
I have had to dispute such trifles as a few centimes in the hotel bill; and twice already, some sharp remarks have passed between the newly-married couple, in consequence of her ladyship's freedom in purchasing pretty tempting things at the shops in Paris.
I don't see why we should be treated like slaves because the government gives us four francs and sixty-five centimes a day.
Now there's no free and independent career in which, in the course of twelve years, a young man who has gone through the grammar-school, been vaccinated, is exempt from military service, and possesses all his faculties (I don't mean transcendent ones) can't amass a capital of forty-five thousand francs in centimes, which represents a permanent income equal to our salaries, which are, after all, precarious.
Belgium distinguished herself among the second-rate states by a grant of 513,000 francs-- about two centimes per head of her population.
The incumbent telco has asked ART for permission to introduce a dialup rate of 28 centimes ($0.
Ainsi, les prix de l'essence super passera de 12,45 dhs/litre a 12,02 dhs/litre, soit une baisse de 43 centimes, du gasoil de 8,84 dirhams/litre a 8,54 dhs/litre (-30 centimes) et du fuel industriel qui passera de 5328,92 dhs/tonne a 5076,63 dhs/tonne, soit une baisse de 252,29 dhs/tonne, precise la meme source.