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centimetrenoun [C]

UK (US centimeter) uk   /ˈsen.tɪˌmiː.tər/  us   /-t̬ɪˌmiː.t̬ɚ/ (written abbreviation cm)
A2 a ​unit of ​lengthequal to 0.01 of a ​metre

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(Definition of centimetre from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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centimetrenoun [C]

UK (US centimeter) uk   us   /ˈsentɪˌmiːtər/ ( abbreviation cm)
MEASURES a ​unit of ​measurement of length in the ​metricsystem, ​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 ​chargesper square centimetre of ​advertisingspace by 16%.
(Definition of centimetre from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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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