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Definition of "cent" []

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cent" in a sentence
  • "In the _Tribune_ of December 20, appeared a statement of the test to ascertain the accuracy of the meter used, which showed that in an aggregate of twelve tests it varied nearly three per cent in its record from the actual quantity delivered, while at times it was so erratic that it varied in one instance over _ten per cent_."
  • "Thus, for example, in an analysis of a superphosphate of lime, the statement, _monocalcic phosphate, 17.3 per cent, equal to tricalcic phosphate rendered "soluble," 27.2 per cent_, means that it would require 27.2 per cent of tricalcic phosphate to furnish 17.3 per cent of soluble phosphate."
  • "Bank ftock, three percent, ann. created 1726; three per cent, confol. ditto, 1731; three per ditto, 1 746; three per cent» ann. payable at the South - Sea houfe, 1751; three and a half per cent,"