[ sen-tee-air; French sahn-tyar ]
/ ˈsɛn tiˌɛər; French sɑ̃ˈtyar /

noun, plural cen·ti·ares [sen-tee-airz; French sahn-tyar] /ˈsɛn tiˌɛərz; French sɑ̃ˈtyar/.

a square meter. Abbreviation: ca
Also centare.

Origin of centiare

From French; see origin at centi-, are2
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centare (ˈsɛntɛə, French sɑ̃tar)

/ (ˈsɛntɪˌɛə, French sɑ̃tjar) /


a unit of area equal to one square metre

Word Origin for centiare

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