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Meaning of dirham

dir•ham

Pronunciation: (dir-ham', di-ram', dir'um), [key]
— n.
  1. a money of account of Iraq, the 20th part of a dinar, equal to 50 fils.
  2. a money of account of Kuwait, the 10th part of a dinar, equal to 100 fils.
  3. a brass-clad steel coin and monetary unit of Libya, the 1000th part of a dinar: replaced the millieme in 1971.
  4. a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Morocco, equal to 100 centimes. Abbr.: DH.
  5. a bronze or cupronickel coin of Qatar, the 100th part of a riyal.
  6. a money of account of Tunisia, the 10th part of a dinar, equal to 100 millimes.
  7. a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of the United Arab Emirates, equal to 100 fils.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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