Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A centimeter; the second metret or decimal submultiple of a meter in the scheme of magnitudes, devised, about 1860, by G. J. Stoney. The decim or decimeter is the first metret, and the millim (or millimeter) the third. See metro and *metret.
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