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English

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Etymology

From Old French cent (hundred), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] centum, from Proto-Indo-European *(d)ḱm̥tóm.

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
cent

Plural
cents

cent (cents)
  1. A subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the main unit of currency in many countries, including the United States. Symbol: ¢.
  2. A subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the euro.
  3. A coin having face value of one cent (in either of the above senses).
  4. (music) A hundredth of a half step.

Usage notes

  • Due to the differing plural formats used in Europe, it is common to use the word cent as a plural throughout the Eurozone.

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Translations

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Abbreviation

cent

  1. century

Breton

Numeral

cent

  1. (cardinal) (one or a) hundred

Croatian

Noun

cent m (plural centi)

  1. cent (of a dollar or euro)

Declension


Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

cent m. (plural centen, diminutive centje)

  1. cent (one-hundredth of a euro)

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Esperanto

Numeral

cent

  1. (cardinal) hundred.
    En 1999, la gazeto eldonis retrospektivon de la pasintaj cent jaroj.
    In 1999, the newspaper published a retrospective of the last hundred years.

French

Etymology

Old French cent, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] centum, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm.

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Homophones

Cardinal numeral

cent m (plural cents)

  1. (one or a) hundred

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Noun

cent m. (plural cents)

  1. cent (one-hundredth of a dollar or of a euro)

Swedish

Noun

Inflection for cent Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative cent centen cent centen
Genitive cents centens cents centens

cent c.

  1. cent; a subunit of currency

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