Centimeter (cm)

Centimeter (cm)
A unit of measure in the metric system which is 1/100'th of a meter. There are 2.54 centimeters (cms) in one inch. 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.

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  • Centimeter — Cen ti*me ter, Centimetre Cen ti*me tre, n. [F. centim[ e]tre; centi (L. centum) + m[ e]tre. See {Meter}.] 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}. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Centimĕter — (lat.), Gedicht, das aus 100 Versarten besteht, z.B. das Lehrgedicht des Terentianus Maurus De literis, syllabis pedibus ac metris …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • centimeter — 1801, from Fr. centimètre (18c.), coined from L. centum hundred (see HUNDRED (Cf. hundred)) + Fr. mètre (see METER (Cf. meter) (n.2)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • centimeter — [sen′tə mēt΄ər, sän′tə ēt΄ər] n. [Fr centimètre: see CENTI & METER1] one hundredth of a meter (0.3937 inch): abbrev. cm: Brit. sp. centimetre …   English World dictionary

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  • centimeter — (cm)    1. the basic unit of distance in the CGS version of the metric system, equal to 0.01 meter. One centimeter is about 0.393 700 787 inch.    2. an obsolete name for the statfarad (approximately 1.11 picofarad), the CGS electrostatic unit of …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • centimeter — cen|ti|me|ter sb., en, centimeter, ne (fork.: cm) …   Dansk ordbog

  • centimeter — centimetras statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Ilgio vienetas (1 cm = 0,01 m). santrumpa( os) cm atitikmenys: angl. centimeter rus. сантиметр …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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  • centimeter — See cubic centimeter …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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