Definition of Centimeter

1. Noun. A metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter.

Exact synonyms: Centimetre, Cm
Generic synonyms: Metric Linear Unit
Terms within: Millimeter, Millimetre, Mm
Group relationships: Decimeter, Decimetre, Dm

Definition of Centimeter

1. n. The hundredth part of a meter; a measure of length equal to rather more than thirty-nine hundredths (0.3937) of an inch. See Meter.

Definition of Centimeter

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of centimetre) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Medical Definition of Centimeter

1. One hundredth of a meter; 0.3937008 inch. Cubic centimeter (cc, c.c.), one thousandth of a liter; 1 milliliter. Abbreviation: cm (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Centimeter

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Literary usage of Centimeter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"In some waters bacteria have exceeded 200000 per cubic centimeter. Nearly all surface waters have some bacterial content and in many cases the bacteria are ..."

2. Transactions by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1919)
"In Machine Shops: Inch, kilogram, meter, centimeter. In Contracts for Excavation of Ground: Cubic meter, square meter, meter. ..."

3. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1908)
"Neisser, Brück, and Schucht(2) use 0.1 cubic centimeter of each one of the ingredients, bringing the total volume in each test tube up to 5 cubic ..."

4. Harvard Psychological Studies by Harvard Psychological Laboratory (1915)
"3 centimeter circle was presented with the 5 centimeter circle, the crow reacted to the 3 centimeter circle thirty-seven times negatively and three times ..."

5. The Metric Fallacy: An Investigation of the Claims Made for the Metric by Frederick Arthur Halsey, Samuel Sherman Dale (1920)
"By Carpenters and Other Woodworkers: Foot, inch, meter, centimeter, pulgada, ... Railway Track Gages and Length of Lines: Kilometer, centimeter, foot, inch. ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"Colonies per Square centimeter : After Freezing Before Freezing. (Ï hrs. in Salt and Ice). Plate 1 46 2/60 Plate II 3Í» Plate III ..42 Average 42 0 2/60 Per ..."