1. the English name for a German weight or mass unit, the zentner, equal to 50 kilograms or about 110.231 pounds. The name centner should not be used for the cental (see above).
   2. a Russian weight or mass unit equal to 100 kilograms (approximately 220.4623 pounds). This centner, also used in Ukraine and the other former Soviet republics, is equal to the decitonne and to the metric quintal; it is twice the size of the centner1 used in western Europe.

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  • Centner — Cent ner, n. [Cf. G. centner a hundred weight, fr. L. centenarius of a hundred, fr. centum a hundred.] 1. (Metal. & Assaying) A weight divisible first into a hundred parts, and then into smaller parts. [1913 Webster] Note: The metallurgists use a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • centner — [sent′nər] n. [Ger centner, zentner < OHG centenari < ML centenarius, weighing 100 pounds < L: see CENTENARY] in some European countries, a commercial weight approximately equal to the British hundredweight …   English World dictionary

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  • Centner [2] — Centner, deutsche Gewichtsgröße, s. Zentner …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • centner — cent|ner sb., et, centner, ne (HISTORISK en vægtenhed) …   Dansk ordbog

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  • centner — centneris statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Nesisteminis masės vienetas (1 q = 100 kg). santrumpa( os) q atitikmenys: angl. centner; hundred weight rus. центнер …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • centner — noun Etymology: probably from Low German Date: 1683 any of various units of weight used especially in Europe and usually equal to about 110 pounds (about 50 kilograms) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • centner — 1) 50 kg in the English version of the German zentner 2) 100 kg in Russia …   Dictionary of ichthyology