Definitions of centime

n 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

Algerian centime
100 centimes equal 1 dinar in Algeria
Haitian centime
100 centimes equal 1 gourde in Haiti
Type of:
fractional monetary unit, subunit
a monetary unit that is valued at a fraction (usually one hundredth) of the basic monetary unit

n a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit

cent, penny
a copper penny
new penny
a coin used in Great Britain since 1971 worth one hundredth of a pound
Type of:
a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

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