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half cent

noun
1.
a bronze coin of the U.S., equal to one-half cent, issued at various periods between 1793 and 1857.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90, Americanism
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Examples from the web for half cent
  • Fractions of one-half cent or more will be increased to the next whole cent.
  • Fractions of less than one-half cent will be dropped.
  • The budget calls for a one and half cent increase in the tax rate due mostly to increased pension costs.

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