centiare

centiare

[sen-tee-air; French sahn-tyar]
noun, plural centiares [sen-tee-airz; French sahn-tyar] .
a square meter. Abbreviation: ca
Also, centare.


Origin:
< French; see centi-, are2

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centiare or centare (ˈsɛntɪˌɛə, French sɑ̃tjar, ˈsɛntɛə, French sɑ̃tar)
 
n
a unit of area equal to one square metre
 
[French, from centi- + are from Latin ārea; see are², area]
 
centare or centare
 
n
 
[French, from centi- + are from Latin ārea; see are², area]

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