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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 non-standard factor (SI prefers factors of 103) 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 non-standard 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 E-2 m for a comparison with other lengths. To help compare different orders of magnitude this page lists lengths between 10-2 m and 10-1 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. ...

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 Centimeter (cm) definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms easily defined on MedTerms (152 words) Centimeter (cm): A unit of measure in the metric system which is 1/100'th of a meter. The centimeter is commonly used in medicine to state the size of objects or distance between points. It may seem senseless to define a centimeter in a medical dictionary but in North American medicine (and medicine everywhere) today, length measurements are usually expressed in such metric units and not in inches or feet.
 Centimeter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (106 words) A centimeter is an SI unit of length. Rulers have a place to measure centimeters on the other side of the place to measure inches. See 1 E-2 m for a comparison with other lengths.
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