(Cen"ti*gram Cen"ti*gramme) n. [F. centigramme; centi- (L. centum) + gramme. See Gram.]
The hundredth part of a gram; a weight equal to .15432 of a grain. See Gram.
(Cen"ti*li`ter, Cen"ti*li`tre) n. [F. centilitre; centi (L. centum) + litre. See Liter.] The hundredth
part of a liter; a measure of volume or capacity equal to a little more than six tenths (0.6102) of a cubic
inch, or one third (0.338) of a fluid ounce.
(Cen*til"o*quy) n. [L. centum hundred + logui to speak.] A work divided into a hundred
parts. [R.] Burton.
(||Cen`time") n. [F., fr. L. centesimus. See Centesimal.] (F. Coinage) The hundredth part of
a franc; a small French copper coin and money of account.
(Cen"ti*me`ter, Cen"ti*me`tre) n. [F. centimètre; centi- (L. centum) + mètre. See Meter.]
The hundredth part of a meter; a measure of length equal to rather more than thirty-nine hundredths
(0.3937) of an inch. See Meter.
(Cen"ti*nel) n. Sentinel. [Obs.] Sackville.
(Cen*tin"o*dy) n. [L. centum a hundred + nodus knot: cf. F. centinode.] (Bot.) A weed
with a stem of many joints (Illecebrum verticillatum); also, the Polygonum aviculare or knotgrass.
(Cen"ti*ped) n. [L. centipeda; centum a hundred + pes, pedis, foot: cf. F. centipède.] (Zoöl.)
A species of the Myriapoda; esp. the large, flattened, venomous kinds of the order Chilopoda, found in
tropical climates. they are many-jointed, and have a great number of feet. [Written also centipede ]
(Cen"ti*stere) n. [F. centistère; centi- (l. centum) + stère.] The hundredth part of a stere,
equal to .353 cubic feet.
(Cent"ner) n. [Cf. G. centner a hundred-weight, fr. L. centenarius of a hundred, fr. centum a
1. (Metal. & Assaying) A weight divisible first into a hundred parts, and then into smaller parts.
The metallurgists use a weight divided into a hundred equal parts, each one pound; the whole they call
a centner: the pound is divided into thirty-two parts, or half ounces; the half ounce into two quarters; and
each of these into two drams. But the assayers use different weights. With them a centner is one dram,
to which the other parts are proportioned.
2. The commercial hundredweight in several of the continental countries, varying in different places from
100 to about 112 pounds.
(Cen"to) n.; pl. Centos [L. cento a garment of several pieces sewed together, patchwork, a
poem made up of various verses of another poem.] A literary or a musical composition formed by
selections from different authors disposed in a new order.
(Cen"to*nism) n. The composition of a cento; the act or practice of composing a cento or