One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A former monetary unit of Italy, worth one hundredth of a lira (used only in calculations).
- ‘They were charged on arrival the Italian domestic rate of 20 centesimi for each 10 grams of weight.’
- ‘It was subdivided into 100 centesimi (singular: centesimo), which translates to "one hundredth".’
- ‘But this was still meant to be a year in which every centesimo was being watched.’
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 nuevo peso was also subdivided into 100 centésimos.’
- ‘The face value of a 1 centesimo coin from Panama is 1/100 of a colon, a fraction of a US cent.’
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