Definition of centimetre in English:


Line breaks: centi|metre
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛntɪmiːtə
(US centimeter
, abbreviation: cm)


  • A metric unit of length, equal to one hundredth of a metre.
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    • The same numbers apply if I measure distance in miles or centimeters or any other unit.
    • Individual coal balls range from a few centimetres to over a metre in length.
    • Squid come in all sizes, from a centimetre to over a metre in length, and the life cycles of different species vary greatly.

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