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cent / sent/ • n. 1. a monetary unit of the U.S., Canada, and various other countries, equal to one hundredth of a dollar. ∎  a coin of this value. ∎ inf. a small sum of money: she saved every cent possible. ∎  [in sing.] inf. used for emphasis to denote any money at all: he hadn't yet earned a cent. 2. a monetary unit of some states of the European Union, equal to one hundredth of a euro.3. Mus. one hundredth of a half step. PHRASES: one’s two cents’ worth one’s opinion.

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cent (U.S., etc.) 1/100 of a dollar. XVIII. — F., or It. cento, L. centum HUNDRED. See also PER CENT.

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