Today’s test Prep Vocabulary – Root Words – “centi”

a penny

One cent is 1/100 of a dollar.

Today’s Root:  centi  or centi – having to do with 100.

The root centi is the true Latin root. The i is dropped when placed before a vowel. This prefix has become more associated with 1/100 than 100 in recent years.

 

Word Building:

century – 100 years

centimeter – 1/100th of a meter

Sample Sentence:

It may be helpful for the ACT science test to know that the scale previously known as the Centigrade scale is now known as the Celsius scale.