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English definition of “cent”


noun [C]     /sent/
A2 a unit of money worth 0.01 of a dollar , or a coin with this value : A call will cost you around 25 cents. On the foreign exchanges the pound rose two cents against the dollar .North American money a unit of money worth 0.01 of a euro
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