Centime Wiki - What is the 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 (noir 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)..

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Definitions of "centime"

  • See Table at currency. noun
  • A former subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the franc. noun
  • A coin having face value of one centime. noun
  • The hundredth part of a franc; a small French copper coin and money of account. noun
  • In the French system of coinage, the hundredth part of a franc, or about one fifth of a United States cent. Its abbreviation is noun
  • A current money of account in Haiti, the hundredth part of a gourde or dollar, equal to ninety-seven hundredths of a United States cent. noun
  • More commonly, the thousandth part of a liter. The liter was intended to equal one thousand cubic centimeters and the weight of one liter of distilled water at the temperature of its maximum density was intended to equal the kilogram. The mass of the kilogram definitely adopted differs from the intended mass by one or more parts in a hundred thousand: since the liter is always determined by weighing, it also differs from its intended volume by a similarly small fraction. When this small fraction is negligible, the thousandth part of a liter is commonly called a cubic centimeter. The name milliliter is preferred by many for the thousandth part of the liter. noun
  • a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit noun
  • 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 noun

The word "centime" in example sentences

France; they have a small coin there which they call a centime, and these go five to the cent or there-about.. [Island Nights' Entertainments]

A centime is the hundredth of a franc, and fifty centimes is ten cents.. [Dikes and Ditches Young America in Holland and Belguim]

If you paid taxes in either Italy or France, you were indeed "charged a centime" for your health care -- several, in fact, and likely more than you would have paid for comparable care in a free-market system.. [Nina Burleigh: A Socialist and a Capitalist Walk Into a Bar...]

And in Italy, my husband walked in with some horrible strep thing, to a hospital, was fixed with free medicine and then sent to a specialist a few days later who diagnosed some allergy he had that no one here ever noticed... and he did not get charged a centime.. [Nina Burleigh: A Socialist and a Capitalist Walk Into a Bar...]

By the regular shipyard charges it ought not to have been a centime over twenty-five hundred francs -. [Bunches of Knuckles]

How she might be bribed — up to 10 euros (yes, it would be worth every centime to be freed of this weight) — to store the bag until my train leaves (at the end of the day ...).. [Cafés]

Herein resides the best possible solution to the European impasse: an outcome that restores growth, avoids self-defeating austerity, and allows the best possible recovery for bondholders, who would collect more pennies on the dollar than they would if debtor countries were pushed into depression in a futile effort to pay every centime.. [Memo to Europe: Forget the War]

For that reason, the euro is now less than half a centime away from the 1.20 level the Swiss National Bank established as its beachhead against further strengthening of the franc.. [Debt Woes Pressure Euro]

When approached by a representative of the French government, the managing director of the Vemork plant handed his entire supply of by-product heavy water over to France at no cost, saying: "Our company will accept not one centime for the product you are taking, if it will aid France's victory.". [Rizwan Ladha: The Nuclear [Movie] Renaissance, or, Bad Idea, James Cameron]

In a post-match press conference, Evra apologised to fans and said he and his team mates would "not take a centime" of their World Cup bonuses.. [Sarkozy to quiz Thierry Henry over French World Cup fiasco]

How she might be bribed—up to 10 euros (yes, it would be worth every centime to be freed of this weight)—to store the bag until my train leaves (at the end of the day...). [Alps]

It's quite expensive, but worth every centime. 8 1/2 hours a day for 4 weeks plus lunch with the professors plus breakfast plus some optional evening and weekend events.. [Best Tips for Learning French - French Word-A-Day]

Also carry your .80 centime "Monoprix" nylon recylcing bag where ever you go.. [vert - French Word-A-Day]

Well, that's my two centime worth on Little House on the Prarie and Mr. Pa.. [sourire - French Word-A-Day]

The euro fell to 1.2480 francs, half a centime from a record low it reached last week.. [Yen, Swiss Franc Climb]

I spot my friend, Susan, whose hair is the color of a freshly minted centime.. [French Word-A-Day:]

Centime Translates

TurkishCentime English to Turkish Translate
(i). santim, frankın yüzde biri.(i). santim, frankın yüzde biri.

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Centime Word Data

  • Pronunciations(sänˈtēmˌ, säɴ-tēmˈ)
  • Character7
  • Hyphenation cen time


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