Word of the Day: Centesimal

centesimal — adj 1: relating to or divided into hundredths 2: the ordinal number of one hundred in counting order.

History: From Latin centsimus, from centum, hundred.

Synonyms: hundredth, 100th.

The challenge: Use it in a sentence not involving math. For example, the I.Q. of some of my acquaintances is quite obviously so high that mine must seem not only decimal, but centesimal by comparison.

Ok, now you try.

3 thoughts on “Word of the Day: Centesimal

  1. Hmm… you’re not really using the word, since it could be replaced by just about anything else there and the sentence keep the same meaning.

  2. No, if i did that, then it would read

    What is the definition of just about anything else there.

    That doesnt make any sense now does it?

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