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n. pl. pai·se (-sā′) or paisa
A unit of currency equal to 1/100 of the rupee in India, Nepal, and Pakistan.
[Hindi paisā, from Sanskrit *padāṁśaḥ, quarter part : padam, foot, quarter (of a verse); see ped- in Indo-European roots + aṁśaḥ, portion; see nek- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -se (-seɪ)
(Currencies) a monetary unit of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan worth one hundredth of a rupee
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pai•sa(ˈpaɪ sɑ, ˈpeɪ- for 1; ˈpɔɪ ʃɑ for 2 )
n., pl. -se (-seɪ) -sa, -sas.
1. a monetary unit of India, Nepal, and Pakistan, equal to 1/100 of the rupee.
2. a monetary unit of Bangladesh, equal to 1/100 of the taka.
[1955–60; < Hindi paisā]
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|Noun||1.||paisa - a fractional monetary unit in Bangladesh and India and Nepal and Pakistan|
fractional monetary unit, subunit - a monetary unit that is valued at a fraction (usually one hundredth) of the basic monetary unit
taka - the basic unit of money in Bangladesh; equal to 100 paisa
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