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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cent  \Cent\,  n.  [F.  cent  hundred,  L.  centum.  See  {Hundred}.] 
  1.  A  hundred;  as  ten  per  cent,  the  proportion  of  ten  parts 
  in  a  hundred. 
 
  2.  A  United  States  coin,  the  hundredth  part  of  a  dollar, 
  formerly  made  of  copper,  now  of  copper,  tin,  and  zinc. 
 
  3.  An  old  game  at  cards,  supposed  to  be  like  piquet;  --  so 
  called  because  100  points  won  the  game.  --Nares. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cent 
  n  1:  a  fractional  monetary  unit  of  several  countries 
  2:  a  coin  worth  one-hundredth  of  the  value  of  the  basic  unit 
  [syn:  {penny},  {centime}] 




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