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centiare

[sen-tee-air; French sahn-tyar]
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noun, plural cen·ti·ares [sen-tee-airz; French sahn-tyar] /ˈsɛn tiˌɛərz; French sɑ̃ˈtyar/.
  1. a square meter. Abbreviation: ca
Also centare.

Origin of centiare

From French; see origin at centi-, are2
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Examples from the Web for centiare

Historical Examples

  • The tenth part of an are is called a dciare, and a hundredth part a centiare.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for centiare

centiare

centare (ˈsɛntɛə, French sɑ̃tar)

noun
  1. a unit of area equal to one square metre

Word Origin

French, from centi- + are from Latin ārea; see are ², area
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