centi-


a combining form meaning “hundredth” or “hundred,” used in the formation of compound words: centiliter; centimeter; centipede.
Also especially before a vowel, cent-.

Origin of centi-

< Latin, combining form of centum
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British Dictionary definitions for centi-

centi-

before a vowel cent-

prefix

denoting one hundredthcentimetre Symbol: c
rare denoting a hundredcentipede

Word Origin for centi-

from French, from Latin centum hundred
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Medicine definitions for centi-

centi-

pref.

One-hundredth part (10-2):centiliter.
One hundred (102):centigrade.

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Science definitions for centi-

centi-

A prefix meaning “a hundredth,” as in centigram, a hundredth of a gram.

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