centimo


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cen·ti·mo

 (sĕn′tə-mō′)
n. pl. cen·ti·mos
1. A unit of currency equal to 1/100 of the primary unit in Costa Rica, Venezuela and various other countries.
2. A former unit of Spanish currency that was equal to 1/100 of a peseta.

[Spanish céntimo, from French centime; see centime.]

céntimo

(ˈsɛntɪˌməʊ)
n, pl -mos
1. (Currencies) a monetary unit of Costa Rica, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. It is worth one hundredth of their respective standard currency units
2. (Currencies) a former monetary unit of Andorra and Spain, worth one hundredth of a peseta
[from Spanish; see centime]

cêntimo

(ˈsɛntɪˌməʊ)
n, pl -mos
(Currencies) a monetary unit of Sao Tomê e Principe, worth one hundredth of a dobra

cen•ti•mo

or cén•ti•mo

(ˈsɛn təˌmoʊ)

n., pl. -mos.
a monetary unit of Costa Rica, Paraguay, Spain, Venezuela, etc., equal to 1/100 of the basic currency.
[1895–1900; < Sp < French centime. See centime]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.centimo - a fractional monetary unit of Venezuela and Costa Rica and Equatorial Guinea and Paraguay and Spaincentimo - a fractional monetary unit of Venezuela and Costa Rica and Equatorial Guinea and Paraguay and Spain
fractional monetary unit, subunit - a monetary unit that is valued at a fraction (usually one hundredth) of the basic monetary unit
bolivar - the basic unit of money in Venezuela; equal to 100 centimos
Costa Rican colon, colon - the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos
guarani - the basic unit of money in Paraguay; equal to 100 centimos
peseta, Spanish peseta - formerly the basic unit of money in Spain; equal to 100 centimos
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One can hardly say that every centimo was well spent.