kopeck ko"peck, n.; pl. Eng. {kopecks}, Russ. {kopeek}. [Russ. kopeika.] A small Russian coin, continued as a unit of currency within the Soviet Union. One hundred kopecks make a ruble. The ruble was worth about sixty cents (U. S.) in 1910; in 1991 a two-kopeck coin could be used for a local telephone call at a pay telephone. After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1993, the exchange value of the ruble declined rapidly and by the end of 1994 the ruble was worth three hundredths of a cent, and by 1997 two hundredths of a cent. By 1993, the kopek had become of such small value that it was obsolete and no longer minted. [Written also {kopek}, {copec}, and {copeck}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Copeck — Co peck, n. [Russ. kopeika] A Russian copper coin. See {Kopeck}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • copeck — [kɔpɛk] n. m. ⇒ Kopeck …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • copeck — [kō′pek΄] n. alt. sp. of KOPECK …   English World dictionary

  • copeck — cópec, copeca o copeck (del fr. «copeck») m. *Moneda *rusa, centésima parte de un rublo. * * * ► masculino Cópec …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • copeck — co·peck || kəʊpek n. unit of money in Russia (one copeck equals one hundredth of ruble); Russian coin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • copeck — variant of kopeck …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • COPECK — s. m. Voyez KOPECK …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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