Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A metric unit of mass equal to one hundredth (10-2) of a gram.

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  • n. An SI unit of mass equal to 10−2 grams.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The hundredth part of a gram; a weight equal to .15432 of a grain. See gram.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A measure of weight in the metric system, the hundredth part of a gram, or 0.15432 grain troy. See gram. Also spelled centigramme.

Etymologies

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centi- +‎ gram.

Examples

  • Metric Weights. -- 10 milligrams 1 centigram, 10 centigrams 1 decigram, 10 decigrams 1 gram, 10 grams 1 dekagram, 10 dekagrams 1 hektogram, 10 hektograms 1 kilogram.

    The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing A Manual of Ready Reference

  • There is only one remedy, a minimum dose, a half-centigram of acetate of morphine taken every evening after digesting your dinner, for a week at least.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • However that may be, the added centigram produced so much more on top of the five centigrams I had previously taken that for a time I had reason to fear that that additional centigram was just the amount needed to bring my experiments to a permanent close.

    Gold of the Gods

  • However that may be, the added centigram produced so much more on top of the five centigrams previously taken that for a time I had reason to fear that that additional centigram was just the amount needed to bring my experiments to a permanent close.

    The Silent Bullet

  • My watch afterward indicated only about twenty minutes of extreme distress, but that twenty minutes is one never to be forgotten, and I advise you all, if you ever are so foolish as to try the experiment, to remain below the five-centigram limit.

    The Silent Bullet

  • ~ -- Break off 20 or 30 grams of the cyanide in clean fresh pieces, weigh accurately to the nearest centigram.

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

  • MyWeigh iBalance 201, which has 200 gram capacity and 0.01 gram (centigram) resolution.

    Daily DIY

  • I advise you, Leslie, if you are ever so foolish as to try the experiment, to remain below the five-centigram limit. "

    Gold of the Gods

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