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).
One-hundredth part (10-2): centiliter.
One hundred (102): centigrade.
A prefix meaning “a hundredth,” as in centigram, a hundredth of a gram.
any of several theorems stating that the sum of a number of random variables obeying certain conditions will assume a normal distribution as the number of variables becomes large. noun (statistics) the fundamental result that the sum (or mean) of independent identically distributed random variables with finite variance approaches a normally distributed random variable as […]
- Central locking
noun a system by which all the doors of a motor vehicle can be locked simultaneously when the driver’s door is locked noun a system for locking and unlocking all doors a motor vehicle with one key or electronic device
- Central lymph node
central lymph node n. Any of the lymph nodes located around the midportion of the axillary artery.
a moment about the center of a distribution, usually the mean.