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Noun: centimeter  'sen-tu,mee-tur
Usage: US (elsewhere: centimetre)
  1. A metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter
    - centimetre [Brit, Cdn], cm

Derived forms: centimeters

Type of: metric linear unit

Part of: decimeter [US], decimetre [Brit, Cdn], dm

Encyclopedia: Centimeter