Definitions

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  • n. An SI unit of length equal to 10−2 metres.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter

Etymologies

centi- +‎ -metre (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A weight of 160 grams on a square centimetre is enough to do that.

    Boing Boing

  • The exercise consists in throwing the blocks, which are pink in colour, down upon a green carpet, and then building them up into a little tower, placing the largest cube as the base, and then placing the others in order of size until the little cube of one centimetre is placed at the top.

    The Montessori Method

  • The greatest wave-length he has thus found is one-thousandth of a centimetre, which is seventeen times that of sodium light—the corresponding period being about thirty million million per second.

    The Wave Theory of Light

  • The distance from bar to bar is the four hundredth of a centimetre: therefore the forty-second part of the four hundredth of a centimetre is the wave-length according to our simple, and easy and hasty experiment.

    The Wave Theory of Light

  • The unit of volume is the cubic centimetre, which is approximately the volume of 1 gram of water, and which thus bears to the gram the same relation as grain-measures bear to grains.

    A Text-book of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.

  • When I counted these threads I found that there were 5 1/2 to the centimetre which is not standard at all.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Based on this, he calculates that a 4-square-centimetre hole increases cerebral blood flow by between 8 and 10 per cent, which is equivalent to 0.8 millilitres more blood per heartbeat (Human Physiology, vol 34, p 299).

    Boing Boing

  • Fingering the waistband, I shift the t-bar a centimetre to the right.

    Raincoat

  • A 30 centimetre rise in sea level is expected to occur by 2025, flooding approximately 200 square kilometres (77 square miles).

    Think Progress » Kerry tells climate advocates to get as angry as Tea Partiers.

  • Although I would regard my hands as a little larger than the norm, my knuckles would be about a centimetre above the apple logo with my index finger and middle fingers reach to the front left and front right corners respectively.

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