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kantar

[ kahn-tahr ]

noun

  1. (in some Middle Eastern countries) a unit of weight corresponding to the hundredweight, but varying in different localities.


kantar

/ kænˈtɑː /

noun

  1. a unit of weight used in E Mediterranean countries, equivalent to 100 pounds or 45 kilograms but varying from place to place


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kantar1

1545–55; < Arabic qinṭar Latin centenārium; quintal

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Word History and Origins

Origin of kantar1

C16: from Arabic qintār, from Late Greek kentēnarion weight of a hundred pounds, from Late Latin centēnārium, from centum hundred

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Example Sentences

Carolina Milanesi, a Strategic Insight Director with Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, tweeted that it could go one of two ways.

In 2011 NBC signed up as the sole broadcaster of the live games and made $150 million last year, according to Kantar Media.

The last advices, not a month old, quoted thirty dinars the kantar and were rising.

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