Main meanings of sen in English

: sen1SEN2


Pronunciation /sɛn/

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nounplural noun sen

  • 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.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘To reduce the government subsidy on fuel, Mahathir said diesel and petrol prices will increase by 10 sen per liter (100 sen = $0.3) to 0.80 and 1.20 ringgit respectively.’
  • 2A former monetary unit in Japan, equal to one hundredth of a yen.

    ‘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.’


sen (sense 1 of the noun) represents cent; sen (sense 2 of the noun) is of Japanese origin.

Main meanings of SEN in English

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  • 1British Special educational needs.

  • 2(in the UK) State Enrolled Nurse.