centiday

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

centi- +‎ day

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

centiday (plural centidays)

  1. One one-hundredth (1/100) of one day; that is, 14 minutes and 24 seconds.
    • 2008, unknown editor, Talking television.au: There's an April fool born every centiday, blog posting on 31st March 2008[1]:
      ABC's This Day Tonight in Adelaide proudly broke the news on 1 April 1975 that metric time was being introduced to Australia. The new metric time system would see seconds become millidays, minutes become centidays, and hours become decidays.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Not a standard unit; apparently no serious use.