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centimetrenoun [C]

UK US centimeter uk   /ˈsen.tɪˌmiː.tər/ us   /ˈsen.t̬əˌmiː.t̬ɚ/ written abbreviation cm
A2 a unit of length equal to 0.01 of a metre

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centimetrenoun [C]

UK US centimeter uk   /ˈsentɪˌmiːtər/ us   abbreviation cm
MEASURES a unit of measurement of length in the metric system, equal to 0.01 metres or 0.3937 inches: Bangkok is sinking at the rate of up to five centimetres (two inches) a year, and the entire city may be below sea level by 2050. The newspaper has increased the amount it charges per square centimetre of advertising space by 16%.
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Translations of “centimetre”
in Korean 센티미터…
in Arabic سَنْتيمِتْر…
in Malaysian sentimeter…
in French centimètre…
in Russian сантиметр…
in Chinese (Traditional) 釐米…
in Italian centimetro…
in Turkish santimetre…
in Polish centymetr…
in Spanish centímetro…
in Vietnamese xentimet…
in Portuguese centímetro…
in Thai เซนติเมตร…
in German der Zentimeter…
in Catalan centímetre…
in Japanese センチ(メートル)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 厘米…
in Indonesian sentimeter…
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