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cen·tes·i·mo

 (sĕn-tĕs′ə-mō′)
n.
1. pl. cen·tes·i·mos A unit of currency equal to 1/100 of the primary unit in Panama and Uruguay.
2. pl. cen·tes·i·mi (-mē′) A former unit of Italian currency, equal to 1/100 of a lira.

[Spanish centésimo, hundredth, from Latin centēsimus; see centesimal. Sense 2, from Italian centesimo, hundredth, from Latin centēsimus.]
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centesimo

(sɛnˈtɛsɪˌməʊ)
n, pl -mos or -mi
(Currencies) a former monetary unit of Italy, San Marino, and the Vatican City worth one hundredth of a lira
[C19: from Italian, from Latin centēsimus hundredth, from centum hundred]

centésimo

(sɛnˈtɛsɪˌməʊ)
n, pl -mos or -mi
(Currencies) a monetary unit of Panama and Uruguay. It is worth one hundredth of their respective standard units
[C19: from Spanish; see centesimo]
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cen•tes•i•mo

(tʃɛnˈtɛz əˌmoʊ)

n., pl. -mi (-ˌmi)
a unit of currency in Italy, equal to 1/100 of the lira.
[1850–55; < Italian < Latin centēsimus]

cen•tes•i•mo

or cen•tés•i•mo

(sɛnˈtɛs əˌmoʊ)
n., pl. -mos.
1. a monetary unit of Uruguay, equal to 1/100 of the peso.
2. a monetary unit of Panama, equal to 1/100 of the balboa.
[< Sp; see centesimo1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.centesimo - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: Panama and Italy and Uruguay and Chile
fractional monetary unit, subunit - a monetary unit that is valued at a fraction (usually one hundredth) of the basic monetary unit
balboa - the basic unit of money in Panama; equal to 100 centesimos
Italian lira, lira - formerly the basic unit of money in Italy; equal to 100 centesimi
Chilean peso, peso - the basic unit of money in Chile; equal to 100 centesimos
peso, Uruguayan peso - the basic unit of money in Uruguay; equal to 100 centesimos
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