cen·​ti·​li·​ter | \ ˈsen-ti-ˌlē-tər How to pronounce centiliter (audio) , ˈsän- How to pronounce centiliter (audio) \

Definition of centiliter

: a unit of capacity equal to ¹/₁₀₀ liter — see Metric System Table

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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, "One Shot of This Whisky Costs $65,000," 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, "Heineken sparks beer war with $160 million brewery in Ivory Coast," 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of centiliter

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Centiliter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centiliter. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of centiliter

: a unit for measuring the volume of a liquid or gas that is equal to ¹/₁₀₀ liter or 10 cubic centimeters


cen·​ti·​li·​ter | \ ˈsen-tə-ˌlē-tər How to pronounce centiliter (audio) \

Kids Definition of centiliter

: a unit of liquid capacity equal to ¹/₁₀₀ liter


variants: or chiefly British centilitre \ ˈsent-​i-​ˌlēt-​ər How to pronounce centilitre (audio) , ˈsänt-​ How to pronounce centilitre (audio) \

Medical Definition of centiliter

: a unit of liquid capacity equal to ¹/₁₀₀ liter

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