- hundredth; pertaining to division into hundredths.
Origin of centesimal
1675–85; < Latin centēsim(us) hundredth (cent(um) 100 + -ēsimus ordinal suffix) + -al1
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Examples from the Web for centesimal
Table showing the centesimal proportion of crime in relation to education in the under-mentioned years.
Its usefulness arises from its decimal or centesimal division, and the fact that 10 square chains make an acre.
On account of the solar equation S, the epact J must be diminished by unity every centesimal year, excepting always the fourth.
- relating to division into hundredths
C17: from Latin centēsimus, from centum hundred
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