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centipoise

[ sen-tuh-poiz ]
/ ˈsɛn təˌpɔɪz /
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noun
a centimeter-gram-second unit of viscosity, equal to 1/100 (0.01) poise. Abbreviations: cP, cp
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Origin of centipoise

First recorded in 1915–20; centi- + poise2
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British Dictionary definitions for centipoise

centipoise
/ (ˈsɛntɪˌpɔɪz) /

noun
one hundredth of a poise. 1 centipoise is equal to 0.001 newton second per square metre
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Scientific definitions for centipoise

centipoise
[ sĕntə-poiz′ ]

A centimeter-gram-second unit of dynamic viscosity equal to 0.01 poise.
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