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sen

1

[ sen ]

noun

, plural sen.
  1. a money of account of Japan, one 100th of a yen, now used only in certain quotations, as on foreign exchange.


sen

2

[ sen ]

noun

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

sen

3

[ sen ]

noun

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

sen.

4
or sen.

abbreviation for

  1. senate.
  2. senator.
  3. senior.

sen

1

/ sɛn /

noun

  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)


Sen.

2

abbreviation for

  1. senator
  2. senior

SEN

3

abbreviation for

  1. (formerly) State Enrolled Nurse

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sen1

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

Origin of sen2

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

Origin of sen3

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sen1

C19: ultimately from Chinese ch'ien coin

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Example Sentences

Unlike former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Huckabee is not immediately forming an exploratory committee.

In 1972, Maine Sen. Edmund Muskie was the odds-on favorite to win the Democratic Presidential nomination.

Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, a longtime disability advocate, has made HCBS a priority, a Harkin aide told The Daily Beast.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), a leading voice on police demilitarization, was supportive of the White House announcement.

The line of questioning is a regular ritual conducted between Sen. Dianne Feinstein and the press corps.

But in this case Taijo's daughter proved to be of much help in making her father the king of Cho-sen.

James Prosser, Sen., of Philadelphia, has long been the popular proprietor of a fashionable restaurant in the city.

But he supposed the greatness of Sen. Montezuma's gratitude was such, that it smothered the expression.

I propose staying till this Day sen'night and shall return for the Budget.

Sen' the dwarf back wi' them to Firdale; they'll know their own way from there.

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