A centimeter (UK: centimetre) is a factor of the SI unit of length: there are one hundred centimeters in the base unit of measure, the metre. Although the centimeter is a nonstandard factor (SI prefers factors of 10^{3}) it is used because it is practical for many everyday measurements. An SI prefix is a prefix that can be applied to an SI unit to form a decimal multiple or submultiple. ...
The International System of Units (abbreviated SI from the French language name SystÃ¨me International dUnitÃ©s) is the modern form of the metric system. ...
The metre (Commonwealth English) or meter (American English) (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ...
One inch is approximately 2.5cm. Centimeters are used to measure small lengths. A centimeter is approximately the width of an adult fingernail or the black keys of a piano. One cubic centimeter in volume is equal to one milliliter. The liter is a nonstandard unit tolerated for its practical usefulness. The litre (spelled litre in Commonwealth English and liter in American English) is a unit of volume. ...
See 1 E2 m for a comparison with other lengths. To help compare different orders of magnitude this page lists lengths between 102 m and 101 m (1 cm and 10 cm). ...
See also: orders of magnitude, conversion of units An order of magnitude is the class of scale or magnitude of any amount, where each class contains values of a fixed ratio to the class preceding it. ...
This article lists conversion factors between a number of units of measurement. ...
millimeter << centimeter << decimeter A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter), symbol mm is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ...
A decimetre (symbol: dm, American spelling: decimeter) is a measurement of distance equal to ten centimetres or 1/10 metre. ...
