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sen

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[ sen ]
/ sɛn /
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noun, plural sen.
a money of account of Japan, one 100th of a yen, now used only in certain quotations, as on foreign exchange.
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Origin of sen

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First recorded in 1725–35; from Japanese, from Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese qián; cf. chon

Other definitions for sen (2 of 4)

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[ sen ]
/ sɛn /

noun, plural sen.
a money of account of Cambodia, one 100th of a riel.

Origin of sen

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First recorded in 1960–65; from Khmer sein, probably Khmer pronunciation of the French abbreviation cent., for centime (see centime), stamped on Cambodian coins

Other definitions for sen (3 of 4)

sen3
[ sen ]
/ sɛn /

noun, plural sen.
an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Indonesia, one 100th of a rupiah.
a bronze, cupronickel, or copper-clad coin and monetary unit of Malaysia, one 100th of a ringgit.

Origin of sen

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First recorded in 1950–55; from Malay, from English cent

Other definitions for sen (4 of 4)

sen.

or sen.


abbreviation
senate.
senator.
senior.
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British Dictionary definitions for sen (1 of 3)

sen
/ (sɛn) /

noun plural sen
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

British Dictionary definitions for sen (2 of 3)

SEN

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

British Dictionary definitions for sen (3 of 3)

Sen.

sen.


abbreviation for
senator
senior
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