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[sen] /sɛn/
noun, plural sen.
1.
a money of account of Japan, the 100th part of a yen, now used only in certain quotations, as on foreign exchange.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese qián; cf. chon

sen2

[sen] /sɛn/
noun, plural sen.
1.
a money of account of Cambodia, the 100th part of a riel.
Origin
< Khmer sein, probably Khmer pronunciation of the French abbreviation cent., for centime centime, on Cambodian coins

sen3

[sen] /sɛn/
noun, plural sen.
1.
a bronze coin and monetary unit of Brunei, the 100th part of a dollar.
2.
an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Indonesia, the 100th part of a rupiah.
3.
a bronze, cupronickel, or copper-clad coin and monetary unit of Malaysia, the 100th part of a ringgit.
Also called cent.
Origin
1950-55; < Malay < English cent

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British Dictionary definitions for sen

sen

/sɛn/
noun (pl) sen
1.
a monetary unit of Brunei, worth one hundredth of a dollar, Cambodia, worth one hundredth of a riel, Indonesia, worth one hundredth of a rupiah, Malaysia, worth one hundredth of a ringgit, and formerly of Japan (where it is still used as a unit of account)
Word Origin
C19: ultimately from Chinese ch'ien coin

SEN

abbreviation (in Britain)
1.
(formerly) State Enrolled Nurse

Sen.

abbreviation
1.
senator
2.
senior
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Related Abbreviations for sen

sen.

  1. senate
  2. senator
  3. senior
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