Definitions for centi-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a combining form meaning “hundredth” or “hundred”:

    centiliter; centimeter; centipede.

    Category: Math, Affix

Origin of centi-:

< L, comb. form of centum


  1. centi-(Prefix)

    hundred; one-hundredth

  2. centi-(Prefix)

    In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10. Symbol: c

  3. Origin: From centum, hundred via .


  1. Centi-

    Centi is a prefix in the metric system denoting a factor of one hundredth. Adopted in 1795, the prefix comes from the Latin centum, meaning hundred. It is mainly used with the metre to express lengths in centimetres, a common unit of length.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Centi-

    Employed as a prefix to indicate one-hundredth, as centimeter, the one-hundredth of a meter; centi-ampere, the one-hundredth of an ampere.


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