centi-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French centi- and its etymon Latin centi-, from centum (hundred).[1][2] Doublet of hecato- and hecto-.

Prefix[edit]

SI prefix
c Previous: milli-
Next: deci-

centi-

  1. hundred
    centimillionaire
  2. one-hundredth
    1. (specifically) In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10-2. Symbol: c

Usage notes[edit]

This prefix is used somewhat less frequently since the centimetre–gram–second (CGS) system of units was superseded as a technical standard by the metre–kilogram–second (MKS) system of units and then the International System of Units (SI). For example, "1 cm" (one centimetre) may often be written instead as either "10 mm" or "0.01 m", depending on scientific discipline. However, the use of centimetres is still quite common both in the literature of the health sciences and in general education.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ centi-, combining form.”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.
  2. ^ centi-, comb. form”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.

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Czech[edit]

Prefix[edit]

centi-

  1. centi-

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Further reading[edit]

  • centi- in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • centi- in Slovník afixů užívaných v češtině, 2017

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centum.

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centi-

  1. centi-

Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French centi-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛn.ti/
  • (file)

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centi-

  1. centi-

French[edit]

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centi-

  1. centi-

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centum (hundred).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈt͡sɛnti]
  • Hyphenation: cen‧ti

Prefix[edit]

centi-

  1. (noun prefix) centi-
    centi- + ‎méter (meter) → ‎centiméter (centimeter)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

Italian[edit]

Prefix[edit]

centi-

  1. centi-

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From centum (hundred).

Prefix[edit]

centi-

  1. one hundred-, hundred-; indicates a count of one hundred items

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Portuguese[edit]

Prefix[edit]

centi-

  1. centi- (one hundredth)