centimeter

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

Definition of centimeter

  1. :  a unit of length equal to 1100 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

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Definition of centimeter for English Language Learners

  • : a length equal to 1/100 meter


CENTIMETER Defined for Kids

centimeter

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noun cen·ti·me·ter \ˈsen-tə-ˌmē-tər\

Definition of centimeter for Students

  1. :  a unit of length equal to 1100 meter


Medical Dictionary

centimeter

noun cen·ti·me·ter
variants: or chiefly British

centimetre

\ˈsent-ə-ˌmēt-ər, ˈsänt-\play play

Medical Definition of centimeter

  1. :  a unit of length equal to 1100 meter



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