sen

1
[sen]
noun, plural sen.
  1. a money of account of Japan, the 100th part of a yen, now used only in certain quotations, as on foreign exchange.

Origin of sen

1
1795–1805; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese qián; cf. chon

sen

2
[sen]
noun, plural sen.
  1. a money of account of Cambodia, the 100th part of a riel.

Origin of sen

2
< Khmer sein, probably Khmer pronunciation of the French abbreviation cent., for centime centime, on Cambodian coins

sen

3
[sen]
noun, plural sen.
  1. cent(def 2).
  2. an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Indonesia, the 100th part of a rupiah.
  3. a bronze, cupronickel, or copper-clad coin and monetary unit of Malaysia, the 100th part of a ringgit.

Origin of sen

3
1950–55; < Malay < English cent

sen.

or sen.

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sen

noun plural sen
  1. a monetary unit of Brunei, worth one hundredth of a dollar, Cambodia, worth one hundredth of a riel, Indonesia, worth one hundredth of a rupiah, Malaysia, worth one hundredth of a ringgit, and formerly of Japan (where it is still used as a unit of account)

Word Origin for sen

C19: ultimately from Chinese ch'ien coin

SEN

abbreviation for (in Britain)
  1. (formerly) State Enrolled Nurse

Sen.

sen.

abbreviation for
  1. senator
  2. senior
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