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noun (plural same)

1A monetary unit of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Malaysia, equal to one hundredth of a dollar in Brunei, one hundredth of a riel in Cambodia, one hundredth of a rupiah in Indonesia, and one hundredth of a ringgit in Malaysia.
Example sentences
  • At present, MAS charges an average of 32.5 sen (100 sen equal 1 ringgit or $0.26) per kilometer.
  • Diesel oil is 67 sen per liter in Malaysia compared to 133 sen in Thailand.
  • The unit of currency is the Malaysian Ringgit which is divided into 100 sen.
2A former monetary unit in Japan, equal to one hundredth of a yen.
Example sentences
  • For example, a belt made from tortoise shell was available for only one yen and fifty sen in Japanese money.
  • In 1907, when an inner-city train ticket cost between three and five sen, a made-to-order suit required an average of twenty to twenty-five yen.


sense 1 represents cent; sense 2 is of Japanese origin.

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1British Special educational needs.
2(In the UK) State Enrolled Nurse.
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