Meaning of “centimetre” in the English Dictionary

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"centimetre" in British English

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centimetrenoun [ C ]

UK US centimeter uk /ˈsen.tɪˌmiː.tər/ us /ˈsen.t̬əˌmiː.t̬ɚ/ written abbreviation cm

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

"centimetre" in Business English

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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%.

(Definition of “centimetre” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)