centavo centavo


  • (n) a fractional monetary unit of several countries: El Salvador and Sao Tome and Principe and Brazil and Argentina and Bolivia and Colombia and Cuba and the Dominican Republic and Ecuador and El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras and Mexico and Nicaragua and Peru and the Philippines and Portugal


  1. The Brazilian centavo is the monetary equivalent of a gnat's noggin.
  2. We don't have a single centavo.
  3. Only gradually will the new 10, 20 and 50 centavo pieces, the new, uniform-size cruzeiro bills supplant the timeworn milreis.

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  1. Zubiri told MindaNews the provincial government of Bukidnon and the people "have not gained a single centavo" from the firm's 16 years of operations.
    on May 25, 2008 By: Juan Miguel Zubiri Source: Minda News

  2. Bunye assured the people that they shall be the prime beneficiaries of the country's economic strength, and "every centavo we save and spend shall be accounted for with diligence and vigilance," Bunye guaranteed.
    on Feb 14, 2006 By: Ignacio Bunye Source: Philippine Information Agency

  3. "There are discussions with the NTC and the telco players. We all want [the 50-centavo charge for text messages] to be permanent," said former Senator Ralph Recto, newly appointed head of the National Economic and Development Authority.
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: Ralph Recto Source: Manila Standard Today

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