Recent Examples of centimeter from the Web
The interrogator, identified as an agent of the Israeli military intelligence branch, at times moves within centimeters (inches) of the teenager, who doesn’t respond and repeatedly asserts her right to remain silent.
With climate change, the Mediterranean Sea is projected to rise up to five feet before 2100, meaning that mean water level could reach the critical threshold of 110 centimeters.
Parts of the southwest could get as much as 50 centimeters (20 inches) of snow, while London and the southeast can expect as much as 10 centimeters, according to the Met Office.
Typically robots use radio waves to communicate with controls, but those don’t travel more than a few centimeters in water.
The city is on pace to get 6 to 9 inches (15 to 23 centimeters), down from forecasts of 10 to 14 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
His parents noticed a lump on his neck that then grew to a 5.5 centimeter tumor.
Ultimately, as the accuracy of the portable clock gets better, time could be used to resolve height differences of just one centimeter, the study authors said.
Last year’s US National Climate Assessment instead summarized the research by including plausible sea level rise scenarios as high as 250 centimeters.
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In the metric system, which is used in most countries of the world, each basic unit of measure of length, area, or volume can be divided into centimeters. A meter consists of 100 centimeters, a square meter consists of 10,000 square centimeters, and a cubic meter consists of 1,000,000 cubic centimeters.
First Known Use of centimeter
CENTIMETER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of centimeter for English Language Learners
: a length equal to 1/100 meter
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