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per cent

  

      adv  
1      (Also)    per centum   in or for every hundred  
      n     (also)   
  percent  
2    a percentage or proportion  
3    often pl   securities yielding a rate of interest as specified  
he bought three percents     
     (C16: from Medieval Latin per centum out of every hundred)  
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cent  
      n  
1    a monetary unit of Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Dominica, Estonia, Ethiopia, the countries of the European Union who have adopted European Monetary Union, Fiji, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Liberia, Malaysia, Malta, the Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, the Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Surinam, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, the United States, and Zimbabwe. It is worth one hundredth of their respective standard units  
2    an interval of pitch between two frequencies f2 and f1 equal to 3986.31 log (f2/f1); one twelve-hundredth of the interval between two frequencies having the ratio 1:2 (an octave)  
     (C16: from Latin centesimus hundredth, from centum hundred)  


cent.  
      abbrev. for  
1    centigrade  
2    central  
3    century  
per cent  
      adv  
1      (Also)    per centum   in or for every hundred  
      n     (also)   
  percent  
2    a percentage or proportion  
3    often pl   securities yielding a rate of interest as specified  
he bought three percents     
     (C16: from Medieval Latin per centum out of every hundred)  
red cent  
      n   used with a negative  
Informal     (chiefly U.S.)   a cent considered as a trivial amount of money (esp. in the phrases not have a red cent, not worth a red cent, etc.)  

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cent., red cent, cent-, cent.

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n.
round per minute
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exp.
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abbr. acron.
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[Tech.];[Comp.];[Bus.] acronym
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