centi-, cent-

(Latin: hundred; a decimal prefix used in the international metric system for measurements)

This prefix is used in the metric [decimal] system as, one-hundredth [U.S.] and hundredth [U.K.], and denotes 1/100th of a unit or 10-2 [0.01]. The metric symbol for centi- is c.

bicentennial (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Relating to the 200th anniversary of an event or happening.
2. Something that happens every two hundred (200) years.
bicentric (adjective)
bicentricity (s), bicentricities (pl) (nouns)
1. Having two points or places that are equally distant from the sides or outer boundaries of something.
2. The point around which something or an object rotates or revolves.
1. A unit of weight in the U.S. Customary System equal to 100 pounds (45.36 kilograms); also called "short hundredweight".
2. A unit of weight in the British Imperial System equal to 112 pounds (50.80 kilograms).
centare, centiare
A measure of area, the hundredth part of an are; one square meter.

An are is a metric unit of area equal to 100 square meters (119.6 square yards).

Someone who is in his/her hundreds; a person who is one hundred plus years old.
1. Of the age of a hundred years; a person a hundred years old.
2. Of or belonging to a centenary celebration.
centennial (adjective) (not comparable)
The 100th anniversary of an event or happening: The town was busy preparing for its centennial celebration.
A century or one hundred consecutive years, reckoning from a specific date.

It also refers to a hundred things of the same kind collectively.


Related "metric" families: yotta; zetta; exa; peta; tera; giga; mega; kilo; hecto; deka; deci; milli; micro; nano; pico; femto; atto; zepto; yocto.