a combining form meaning “hundredth” or “hundred,” used in the formation of compound words:
centiliter; centimeter; centipede.
denoting one hundredth: centimetre, c
(rare) denoting a hundred: centipede

word-forming element meaning “one hundred” or “one hundredth part,” used in English from c.1800, from the French metric system, from Latin centi-, comb. form of centum “one hundred” (see hundred).

centi- pref.

One-hundredth part (10-2): centiliter.

One hundred (102): centigrade.

A prefix meaning “a hundredth,” as in centigram, a hundredth of a gram.


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