a monetary unit of various countries, equal to of the basic unit
Origin of centimeFrench ; from Old French centisme, the hundredth ; from Classical Latin centesimus: see centesimal
- A unit of currency that is equal to 1/100 of the primary unit of currency in many countries where French is spoken as an official language, including Algeria, Morocco, and Switzerland.
- A former unit of currency that was equal to 1/100 of the franc in France and Belgium.
Origin of centimeFrench, from Old French centisme, from Latin cent&emacron;simus, hundredth, from centum, hundred; see dek&mlowring; in Indo-European roots.
- A former subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the franc.
- A coin having face value of one centime.