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Cent Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    cent n
  1. a fractional monetary unit of several countries
  2. a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit [syn: penny, centime]
Cent Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Cent \Cent\, n. [F. cent hundred, L. centum. See Hundred.]
  1. A hundred; as, ten per cent, the proportion of ten parts in a hundred.
  2. A United States coin, the hundredth part of a dollar, formerly made of copper, now of copper, tin, and zinc.
  3. An old game at cards, supposed to be like piquet; -- so called because 100 points won the game. --Nares.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Cent'

  • Cent: Cent may refer to: In currency: Cent (currency), a one-hundredth subdivision of several units of currency. Cent (Canadian coin), a Canadian ...
  • Cent (currency): In many national currencies , the cent is a monetary unit that equals 1⁄100 of the basic monetary unit. Etymologically , the word cent ...
  • Cent (music): The cent is a logarithmic unit of measure used for musical intervals . temperament divides the octave into 12 semitones of 100 cents each. ...
  • Lincoln cent: The Lincoln cent or Lincoln penny is a cent coin (or penny ) (1/100 of a dollar) that has been struck by the United States Mint since 1909 ...

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* What I give form to in daylight is only one per cent of what I have seen in darkness. - M. C. Escher

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