Main definitions of centesimo in English

: centesimo1centésimo2

centesimo1

noun

  • A former monetary unit of Italy, worth one hundredth of a lira (used only in calculations).

    • ‘But this was still meant to be a year in which every centesimo was being watched.’
    • ‘It was subdivided into 100 centesimi (singular: centesimo), which translates to "one hundredth".’
    • ‘They were charged on arrival the Italian domestic rate of 20 centesimi for each 10 grams of weight.’

Origin

Italian.

Pronunciation

centesimo

/tʃɛnˈtɛsɪməʊ/

Main definitions of centesimo in English

: centesimo1centésimo2

centésimo2

noun

  • A monetary unit of Uruguay and Panama, equal to one hundredth of a peso in Uruguay, and one hundredth of a balboa in Panama.

    • ‘This was the peso, equal to the 8 Argentine reales and, from 1840, subdivided into 100 centésimos, with some paper money also issued in reales.’
    • ‘The face value of a 1 centesimo coin from Panama is 1/100 of a colon, a fraction of a US cent.’
    • ‘The nuevo peso was also subdivided into 100 centésimos.’

Origin

Spanish.

Pronunciation

centésimo

/sɛnˈtɛsɪməʊ//senˈtesimo//θenˈtesimo/