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English definition of “centimetre”

centimetre

noun [C] UK (US centimeter)     /ˈsen.tɪˌmiː.tər/ US  /-t̬ɪˌmiː.t̬ɚ/ (written abbreviation cm)
A2 a unit of length equal to 0.01 of a metreMeasurements of length and distance
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