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Princeton's WordNet

  1. centimeter, centimetre, cmnoun

    a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter

Webster Dictionary

  1. Centimeternoun

    alt. of Centimetre


  1. Centimeter

    A centimetre is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one hundredth of a metre, which is the SI base unit of length. Centi is the SI prefix for a factor of 10−2. Hence a centimetre can be written as 1×10^−2 m, 10×10^−3 m or 1E−2 m — meaning 10 mm or 1 m/100 respectively. The centimetre is the base unit of length in the now deprecated centimetre-gram-second system of units. Though for many physical quantities, SI prefixes for factors of 10³—like milli- and kilo-—are often preferred by technicians, the centimetre remains a practical unit of length for many everyday measurements. A centimetre is approximately the width of the fingernail of an adult person.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Centimeter

    A metric system unit of length; one-hundredth of a meter; 0.3937 inch. The absolute or c. g. s. unit of length.


  1. Centimeter

    abb. Cm.: = .01 meter = .394 inch; 2.54 Cm. = one inch.

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  1. centimetre

  2. recitement

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of centimeter in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of centimeter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of centimeter in a Sentence

  1. Robert Harcourt:

    One centimeter to the left, if you get bitten on the leg, and you can die in seconds or minutes at least, you know, one centimeter to the right, you get a terrible scar and a lot of pain but if you don't go into shock you've got a good chance of survival.

  2. Mapuche Middleton:

    Everyone's familiar with the political world map, it looks as if the entire planet's surface is carved up, every square centimeter accounted for -- which it is, in one sense. But what that map doesn't show you is the large number of wannabe nation states, which are also there, but seldom get a look in.

  3. Gan Xuehua:

    It's never quiet, these grannies play music all day ... and every night from 7 to 9. It culminates with 70 to 80 people gathering with two 75-centimeter-tall (2½-foot-tall) speakers. The music is really loud!

  4. Caterine Ibarguen:

    It's something I have my eye on, i have advanced a lot, I am very close but I am very young, I have a long way to go. I have to work hard in the next year and improve centimeter by centimeter.

  5. Dante Lauretta:

    Everything was self-consistent and suggested a lot of centimeter-scale particles, probably concentrated in the equator, and I was really envisioning kind of a beach that went all the way around the asteroid in equatorial regions.

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