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

  • n. A unit of length equal to one hundredth (10-2) of a meter. See Table at measurement.

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  • n. US spelling of centimetre.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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

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