Definition of centimeter
: a unit of length equal to 1⁄100 meter — see metric system table
Did You Know?
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
CENTIMETER Defined for Kids
Definition of centimeter for Students
: a unit of length equal to 1⁄100 meter
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