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1. a monetary unit of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, and the Philippines. It is worth one hundredth of their respective standard units
2. a former monetary unit of Ecuador, El Salvador, and Portugal, worth one hundredth of their former standard units.



the fractional monetary unit of a number of Latin-American countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru, as well as Portugal and the Philippines. The centavo is equal to 1/100 of the basic national monetary unit.

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Os resultados reforcam a coerencia da pratica de precos com centavos elevados, que estaria baseada na dificuldade dos consumidores em realizar aproximacoes nos precos.
En relacion a ello, investigadores en Inglaterra han establecido que, por el servicio de esos contenidos, los consumidores estan dispuestos a gastar entre 10 centavos hasta U $ D3.
51) O indice para os trabalhadores nas usinas aumentou de 96,4 centavos em 1940 para 198,5 centavos em 1945; para os trabalhadores no campo, subiu de 70,7 centavos em 1940 para 180,4 centavos em 1945.
03 Mariana Arra [right arrow] 04 Rui tendo pago nove parcelas de sessenta e dois reais e cinquenta centavos .
Sold largely by street vendors, they appealed mainly to the poor masses and cost just a few centavos (less than one US cent), far cheaper than a movie ticket or other forms of popular entertainment.
Last year, it granted its shareholders regular dividends of 6 percent or 60 centavos per share, payable in equal amounts over four quarters in line with its dividend policy.
A woman is said to earn only 36 centavos for every peso a man earns in the agricultural sector (PPI, 2004).
Those who stayed had to deposit 50 centavos in a savings account that Halligan--called Padre Juan by the muchachos--zealously guarded for them.
Chaque dollar verse par PUS genere environ 50 centavos additionnels de revenu dans la Ville de Sherbrooke.
First, that people need to be reminded not to orinar (pee) on main public thoroughfares is a result of the fact that there are hardly any public toilets around, and the ones that do exist charge per use: 20 centavos for #1, 50 centavos for #2.
Pretend you're Cuban; I'll pay for you in Cuban centavos.