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ˈsɑn tim, sɑ̃ˈtim; -timz, -ˈtimcen·time
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a fractional monetary unit of several countries: France and Algeria and Belgium and Burkina Faso and Burundi and Cameroon and Chad and the Congo and Gabon and Haiti and the Ivory Coast and Luxembourg and Mali and Morocco and Niger and Rwanda and Senegal and Switzerland and Togo
penny, cent, centimenoun
a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
A former subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the franc.
A coin having face value of one centime.
Centime (from Latin: centesimus) is French for "cent", and is used in English as the name of the fraction currency in several Francophone countries (including Switzerland, Algeria, Belgium, Morocco and France). In France, the usage of centime goes back to the introduction of the decimal monetary system under Napoleon. This system aimed at replacing non-decimal fractions of older coins. A five-centime coin was known as a sou, i.e. a solidus or shilling. In Francophone Canada 1⁄100 of a Canadian dollar is officially known as a cent (pronounced /sɛnt/) in both English and French. However, in practice, the form of cenne (pronounced /sɛn/) has completely replaced the official cent. Spoken and written use of the official form cent in Francophone Canada is exceptionally uncommon. In the Canadian French vernacular sou, sou noir (noircode: fra promoted to code: fr means "black" in French), cenne, and cenne noire are all widely known, used, and accepted monikers when referring to either 1⁄100 of a Canadian dollar or the 1¢ coin (colloquially known as a "penny" in North American English).
the hundredth part of a franc; a small French copper coin and money of account
Etymology: [F., fr. L. centesimus. See Centesimal.]
Centime is French for "cent", and is used in English as the name of the fraction currency in several Francophone countries. In France the usage of centime goes back to the introduction of the decimal monetary system under Napoleon. This system aimed at replacing non-decimal fractions of older coins. A five-centime coin was known as a sou, i.e. a solidus or shilling. Conversely in francophone Canada, one hundredth of a Canadian dollar is informally called a sou, though cent is official in both English and French.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sen-tēm′, n. the hundredth part of anything, esp. a French coin, the hundredth part of a franc. [Fr.,—L. centum, a hundred.]
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The numerical value of centime in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of centime in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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