cen·​ti·​li·​ter ˈsen-ti-ˌlē-tər How to pronounce centiliter (audio) ˈsän- How to pronounce centiliter (audio)
: a unit of capacity equal to ¹/₁₀₀ liter see Metric System Table

Examples of centiliter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Later that night, another bottle from that same batch went for $1.1 million—a little more than $14,666 per centiliter. Chris Morris, Fortune, 21 May 2018 But Heineken believes its new Ivoire beer can eat into Castel's market share, with a relatively low price of 500 Francs ($0.81) per 60 centiliter bottle, and a product designed for local consumers. Kieron Monks, CNN, 9 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of centiliter was in 1801

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Cite this Entry

“Centiliter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centiliter. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


cen·​ti·​li·​ter ˈsent-ə-ˌlēt-ər How to pronounce centiliter (audio) ˈsänt- How to pronounce centiliter (audio)
: a unit of capacity equal to ¹⁄₁₀₀ liter see metric system

Medical Definition


variants or chiefly British centilitre
: a unit of liquid capacity equal to ¹/₁₀₀ liter
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