- hundredth; pertaining to division into hundredths.
Origin of centesimal
1675–85;Related formscen·tes·i·mal·ly, adverb
< Latin centēsim(us
) hundredth (cent(um
) 100 + -ēsimus
ordinal suffix) + -al1
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Examples from the Web for centesimal
Historical Examples of 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.
British Dictionary definitions for centesimal
Derived Formscentesimally, adverb
- relating to division into hundredths
Word Origin for centesimal
C17: from Latin centēsimus, from centum hundred
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