Definitions for centi-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a combining form meaning “hundredth” or “hundred”:
centiliter; centimeter; centipede.
Category: Math, Affix
Origin of centi-:
< L, comb. form of centum
In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10. Symbol: c
Origin: From centum, hundred via .
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
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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