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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.]
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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]
n, pl -mos
(Currencies) a monetary unit of Sao Tomê e Principe, worth one hundredth of a dobra
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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]
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|Noun||1.||centimo - 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 - the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos
guarani - the basic unit of money in Paraguay; equal to 100 centimos
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