Definition of 'cent'
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This is an area where close monitoring pays off in dollars and cents. Christianity Today (2000)They say the rise should be no more than two per cent. The Sun (2011)The temperature was at one hundred degrees and the humidity one hundred per cent. For Love or Money (2006)The pound dropped by more than a cent against the dollar after the figures were published. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Petrol costs two cents a litre. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Or was it a euro cent? The Sun (2013)Switzerland has a 4.5 per cent ratio and is considering raising it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The sector remains 9 per cent smaller today than it was before the crisis struck. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Sterling is worth 12.7 per cent more against the dollar than a year ago. The Sun (2009)Altogether the fruit is worth 70 cents. Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)The pound has also slipped 1.7 per cent against the euro over the past month. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The airline wants to double this to 12 per cent over two years. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Economists like to tally things in dollars and cents, but the significance of what happened cannot be expressed in purely monetary terms. DOT.CON (2001)I wonder how many of that 36 per cent make a small fortune employing cheap foreign workers. The Sun (2014)The spare capacity in the House was now 24 per cent. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)Germany have won 55 for a 60 per cent victory ratio. The Sun (2010)The existing subsidy arrangement of 43 per cent of costs with a 500,000 ceiling was obsolete. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)The company is gradually trading out of unwanted assets, now 15 per cent of the portfolio. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'cent'
British English: cent /sɛnt/ NOUN
A cent is a small unit of money in many countries.
...a cup of rice which cost thirty cents.
- American English: cent
- Arabic: سِنْت
- Brazilian Portuguese: centavo
- Chinese: 分
- Croatian: cent
- Czech: cent měnová jednotka
- Danish: cent
- Dutch: cent
- European Spanish: céntimo
- Finnish: sentti
- French: centime
- German: Cent
- Greek: λεπτό χρήμα
- Italian: centesimo moneta
- Japanese: セント
- Korean: 센트
- Norwegian: cent
- Polish: cent
- European Portuguese: centavo
- Romanian: cent
- Russian: цент
- Spanish: céntimo
- Swedish: cent
- Thai: หน่วยเงินเซ็นต์
- Turkish: sent para birimi
- Ukrainian: цент
- Vietnamese: xu
Definition of cent from the Collins English Dictionary
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