centime centime  /ˈsɛn ˌtaɪm/


  1. (n) a fractional monetary unit of several countries: France and Algeria and Belgium and Burkina Faso and Burundi and Cameroon and Chad and the Congo and Gabon and Haiti and the Ivory Coast and Luxembourg and Mali and Morocco and Niger and Rwanda and Senegal and Switzerland and Togo
  2. (n) a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit



  1. The copper centime coins will gradually be withdrawn from circulation and replaced by nickel and aluminum.
  2. In a stunning act of defiance against the world's financial experts and the seeming necessity of events, he refused to devalue the franc by one centime.
  3. Throw a centime and you'll hit a bistro in Paris.

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  1. "We won't accept one centime," Evra said.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Patrice Evra Source: BusinessWeek

  2. Out for a jog on the Mediterranean island of Malta, Sarkozy told journalists that his trip would "not cost taxpayers a single centime", adding that billionaire businessman Vincent Bollore was a friend of 20 years standing.
    on May 9, 2007 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: News24

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