noun

- The definition of a centimeter is one hundredth of a meter (.3937 inches).
An example of a centimeter is approximately the width of an adult's smallest fingernail.

## centimeter

noun

one hundredth of a meter (0.3937 inch): abbrev.

*cm*Brit. sp. centimetre

Origin of centimeter

French*centimètre*: see centi- and amp; meter

## centimeter

noun

*Abbr.*

**cm**

A unit of length equal to one hundredth (10

^{−2}) of a meter. See Table at measurement.## centimeter

Noun

(*plural* centimeters)

- US spelling of
*centimetre*.

Anagrams

- centimetre
- recitement

## centimeter - Computer Definition

See cm.

A unit of measurement that is 1/100th of a meter or approximately 4/10ths of an inch (0.39 inch).