A cent is one-hundredth subdivision of several units of currency, including the various dollars and the Euro.

In the United States and Canada, the symbol ¢ is used for the cent, thus: 50¢ means "fifty cents". In HTML, it is displayed with the code ¢ or in Unicode format, the figure is used in the numeric form of ¢ (the semicolon is part of the figure). The symbol is used only with numbers less than 100. The common name for a one cent piece in the United States and Canada is penny.

In Greece a cent is called lepto (λεπτό), plural lepta (λεπτά). The same name was used in the past for subdivisions of the Drachma.

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