centimeter

noun cen·ti·me·ter \ ˈsen-tə-ˌmē-tər , ˈsän- \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of centimeter

:a unit of length equal to ¹/₁₀₀ meter — see Metric System Table

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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

1794

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CENTIMETER Defined for English Language Learners

centimeter

noun

Definition of centimeter for English Language Learners

  • : a length equal to 1/100 meter


CENTIMETER Defined for Kids

centimeter

noun cen·ti·me·ter \ ˈsen-tə-ˌmē-tər \

Definition of centimeter for Students

:a unit of length equal to ¹/₁₀₀ meter

Medical Dictionary

centimeter

noun cen·ti·me·ter
variants: or chiefly British centimetre play \ˈsent-ə-ˌmēt-ər, ˈsänt-\

medical Definition of centimeter

:a unit of length equal to ¹/₁₀₀ meter


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