1 [sen]

1795–1805; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese qián; cf. chon Unabridged


2 [sen]
noun, plural sen.
a money of account of Cambodia, the 100th part of a riel.

< Khmer sein, probably Khmer pronunciation of the French abbreviation cent., for centime centime, on Cambodian coins


3 [sen]
noun, plural sen.
a bronze coin and monetary unit of Brunei, the 100th part of a dollar.
an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Indonesia, the 100th part of a rupiah.
a bronze, cupronickel, or copper-clad coin and monetary unit of Malaysia, the 100th part of a ringgit.
Also called cent.

1950–55; < Malay < English cent


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sen (sɛn)
n , pl sen
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)
[C19: ultimately from Chinese ch'ien coin]

abbreviation for
(formerly) State Enrolled Nurse

Sen. or sen.
abbreviation for
1.  senator
2.  senior
sen. or sen.
abbreviation for

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. senate

  2. senator

  3. senior

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Example sentences for sen
Surya sen was always in hiding, moving from one place to another.
Some observers suggested that the controversial comments fueled sen.
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