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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.]
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centime(ˈsɒnˌtiːm; French sɑ̃tim)
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]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||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 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 centime - 100 centimes equal 1 dinar in Algeria
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
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
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centime[ˈsɑ̃ːntiːm] N → céntimo m
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