Definition of centimeter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsen(t)əˌmēdər/
(British centimetre , abbreviation cm)


A metric unit of length, equal to one hundredth of a meter.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: cen·ti·me·ter

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