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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A unit of length equal to one hundredth (10−2) of a meter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the metric system, a measure of length, the hundredth part of a meter, equal to 0.3937+ of an English inch: that is, one inch equals 2.54 centimeters, as nearly as possible. Also spelled centimetre, and abbreviated cm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun US spelling of centimetre.

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

  • noun a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter

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  • "steel [7.86 grams per cubic centimeter] is the lightest of the bunch, followed by bismuth, at 9.60 gms/cc; Tungsten-Iron, at 10.30; Tungsten Matrix, at 10.60; lead, at 11.10; and, the real heavyweight in the ring, Hevi-Shot, at 12 gms/cc."

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  • But that is not happening so far and if you have a one-foot tsunami, that certainly doesn't do anything except maybe if you're right on the shore and so far no reports of any damage from the 12 - centimeter, which is about a foot by the time you go trough the top of the ridge.

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  • And that's where they found it, a 2.4 - centimeter, which is pretty significant.

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  • Some of the milk brought to the cities contains as many as 15,000,000 bacteria per cubic centimeter, that is, about 600,000 per drop.

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  • The Kepler team reported that the exoplanet's density is 8.8 grams per cubic centimeter, which is far denser than Earth's 5.5 grams per cubic centimeter.

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  • The Kepler team reported that the exoplanet's density is 8.8 grams per cubic centimeter, which is far denser than Earth's 5.5 grams per cubic centimeter.

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  • The Kepler team reported that the exoplanet's density is 8.8 grams per cubic centimeter, which is far denser than Earth's 5.5 grams per cubic centimeter.

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  • However, they are limited to cooling about 50 watts per square centimeter, which is good enough for standard computer chips but not for "power electronics" in military weapons systems and hybrid and electric vehicles, Garimella said.

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  • However, they are limited to cooling about 50 watts per square centimeter, which is good enough for standard computer chips but not for "power electronics" in military weapons systems and hybrid and electric vehicles, Garimella said.

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  • However, they are limited to cooling about 50 watts per square centimeter, which is good enough for standard computer chips but not for "power electronics" in military weapons systems and hybrid and electric vehicles, Garimella said.

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