- one 100th of a meter, equivalent to 0.3937 inch. Abbreviation: cm, cm.
Origin of centimeter
Examples from the Web for centimetre
Historical Examples of centimetre
Henle found they can travel one centimetre in three minutes.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
This consists of a glass box about a centimetre in thickness.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
The diameter of a chemical atom is of the order of 10−7 centimetre.
Metre and centimetre changed to mètre and centimètre for consistency; all other accentuation unchanged.
“A metre of green is greener than a centimetre of green,” said Gauguin; and this principle he applied to all his work.Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning
Willard Huntington Wright
- one hundredth of a metre
Word Origin and History for centimetre
- A unit of length equal to one hundredth (10-2) of a meter.
- A unit of length in the metric system equal to 0.01 meter. See Table at measurement.