The definition of a cent is a unit of money equal to 1/100th of a dollar in the United States.(noun)
An example of a cent is one penny.
See cent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OFr < L centum, hundred
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noun Abbr. ct.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French, hundred
Origin: , from Latin centum; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots. Our Living Language The plural of cent is cent in some varieties of vernacular Southern English when preceded by a numeral: That costs eighty cent. The lack of the plural suffix -s in such constructions is also found with units of measurement like foot and pound. See Note at foot.
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