A **centimetre** (American spelling **centimeter**, symbol **cm**) is a unit of length that is equal to one hundredth of a metre, the current SI base unit of length. A centimetre is part of a metric system. It is the base unit in the centimetre-gram-second system of units. A corresponding unit of area is the square centimetre. A corresponding unit of volume is the cubic centimetre. Cover of brochure The International System of Units. ...
The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. ...
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A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ...
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U.S. customary units, commonly known in the United States as English unitsâ€”but see English unitâ€”or standard units, are units of measurement that are currently used in the USA, in some cases alongside units from SI (the International System of Unitsâ€”the modern metric system). ...
The Imperial units are an irregularly standardized system of units that have been used in the United Kingdom and its former colonies, including the Commonwealth countries. ...
Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ...
A foot (plural: feet) is any of several old units of distance or length, measuring around a quarter to a third of a meter. ...
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A mile is a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ...
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The definition, agreement and practical use of units of measurement have played a crucial role in human endeavour from early ages up to this day. ...
Length is the long dimension of any object. ...
The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. ...
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The SI system of units defines seven SI base units: physical units defined by an operational definition. ...
The International System of Units (symbol: SI) (for the French phrase Syst me International dUnit s) is the most widely used system of units. ...
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Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ...
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The centimetre is a now a non-standard factor, in that factors of 10^{3} are often preferred. However, it is practical unit of length for many everyday measurements. A centimetre is approximately the width of the fingernail of an adult person. An SI prefix is a prefix that can be applied to an SI unit to form a decimal multiple (supramultiple or submultiple). ...
millimetre << **centimetre** << decimetre << metre << kilometre A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ...
A decimetre is a measurement of length, measuring 10 centimetres or one-tenth of a metre millimetre << centimetre << decimetre << metre << kilometre ...
The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. ...
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## Equivalence to other units of length
1 centimetre is equal to: - 0.01 metres, which can be represented by 1 E-2 m (1 metre is equal to 100 centimetres)
- about 0.393700787401575 inches (1 inch is equal to 2.54 centimetres exactly)
1 cubic centimetre is equal to 1 millilitre, under the current SI system of units. The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. ...
To help compare different orders of magnitude this page lists lengths between 10-2 m and 10-1 m (1 cm and 10 cm). ...
Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ...
The litre or liter (U.S. spelling, see spelling differences) is a unit of volume. ...
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## Uses of centimetre In addition to its use in the measurement of length, the centimetre is used: Length is the long dimension of any object. ...
- sometimes, to report the level of rainfall as measured by a rain gauge
- in the CGS system, the centimetre is used to measure capacitance
- in Canadian maps, centimeters are used to make conversions from map scale to real world scale(kilometers)
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Capacitance is a measure of the amount of electric charge stored (or separated) for a given electric potential. ...
## Unicode symbols For the purposes of compatibility with Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) characters, Unicode has symbols for: CJK is a collective term for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, which comprise the main East Asian languages. ...
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- centimetre (㎝) - code 339D
- square centimetre (㎠) - code 33A0
- cubic centimetre (㎤) - code 33A4
They are useful only with East Asian fixed-width CJK fonts, because they are equal in size to one Chinese character. CJK is a collective term for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, which comprise the main East Asian languages. ...
## See also To help compare different orders of magnitude this page lists lengths between 10-2 m and 10-1 m (1 cm and 10 cm). ...
Cover of brochure The International System of Units. ...
An SI prefix is a prefix that can be applied to an SI unit to form a decimal multiple (supramultiple or submultiple). ...
The International System of Units (symbol: SI) (for the French phrase Syst me International dUnit s) is the most widely used system 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. ...
Conversion of units refers to conversion factors between units of measurement. ...
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