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Definition of the noun centimeter

What does centimeter mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: centimeters

  1. a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter
    • example: A centimeter is a unit of length.
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • alternative spelling: centimetre
    • synonym of centimeter: cm
    • more generic term: metric linear unit = a linear unit of distance in metric terms
    • part of: decimeter / decimetre / dm = a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter
    • part: millimeter / millimetre / mm = a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter

Phrases with centimeter

  1. centimeter-gram-second
  2. cubic centimeter
  3. square centimeter

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for centimeter

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Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Physics

by Blackie

The centimeter is the base unit of length in the cgs system of units. Originally defined as the width of three average-sized barleycorns laid end to end, the inch now has the more precise definition of exactly 2.54 cm. Although most people ...

Google previewMath, Grade 2 (2012)

by American Education Publishing

D <2 § Master Skills Moth Grade 2 66 Mecisurement: Centimeters A centimeter is a unit of length in the metric system.

Google previewNote-by-Note Cooking (2014)

The Future of Food by Hervé This

Using a precisely calibrated scale to weigh the contents of a tablespoon of salt or sugar, you will usually get values between 5 and 10 cubic centimeters (a cubic centimeter is the volume of a cube each of whose sides measures one ...

Google previewJumpstarters for Properties of Matter, Grades 4 - 12 (2008)

by Eric T. Olson

The cubic centimeter is an SI standard for ...

Google previewEfficiency Arithmetic (1917)

Advanced by Charles Ernest Chadsey, James Hamblin Smith

A cubic centimeter is a cube 1 cm. long, 1 cm. wide and 1 cm. high. The exact size of a cubic cm. is shown in the illustration at the right. Find the number of cubic centimeters in a cubic inch.

Google previewPower (1914)

The centimeter is the one-hundredth part of the length of the standard meter, that of a bar kept at the same place and intended to be the ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the north pole measured on an arc of a meridian.

Google previewModules for Basic Nursing Skills (1992)

by Janice Rider Ellis, Elizabeth Ann Nowlis, Patricia M. Bentz

The cubic centimeter is a milliliter equivalent. It is far preferable to use the milliliter, which is the liquid unit, as a standard because it lends itself more easily to calculations that require the conversion of liquid and weight measures. Intravenous ...

Google previewMechanics (1883)

A Weekly Journal of Engineering and Mechanical Progress

The Professor attempts to explain what an erg is, and says: “The unit of force exerted through a centimeter is an erg.” Here it is distinctly defined that erg is force, and can consequently be measured by weight, because weight is force of gravity.

Google previewEngineering Mechanics (1883)

Electrical, Civil, Mechanical, and Mining Engineering

The Professor attempts to explain what an erg is, and says : ' ' The unit of force exerted through a centimeter is an erg." Here it is distinctly defined that erg is force, and can consequently be measured by weight, because weight is force of ...

Google previewSoil and Environmental Science Dictionary (2001)

by E.G. Gregorich, L. W. Turchenek, M.R. Carter, Denis A. Angers

per acre, ton acre-1 mile per hour Specific Surface square meter per kilogram, m2 kg-1 square meter per kilogram, m2 kg-1 square centimeter per gram, ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

square centimeter square feet (UK and US) square feet (US survey) square inch square kilometer square meters square miles ...

Google previewPocket Medical Dictionary for the Use of Students of Medicine (1891)

Containing Ten Thousand Words, Including All the Essential Terms Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences by Charles Gatchell

and the cubic centimeter (C.c.) are the most important metric units, though the milligramme ( mGm.) is also useful. The cubic centimeter is identical with the milliliter; of the two terms ...

Google previewPocket Medical Dictionary (1999)

by B. Jain Publishers Staff

Cubic centimeter. Cathodal closure. C. C. C. . . . . . . . . . . Cathodal closure contraction. C. C. Cl. . . . . . . . . . Cathodal closure clonus. Ccm.

Cubic centimeter. C. C.T. . . . . . . . . . . Cathodal closure...

Google previewDictionary of Metallurgical and Chemical Machinery (1909)

Appliances and Material Manufactured Or Sold by Advertisers in Metallurgical and Chemical Engineering

Specific resistance 87 microhms per centimeter cube; temperature coeflicient+0.. 00072 per degree C. Its low temperature coeflicient fits it for any use to which German Silver can be applied, and its high specific resistance makes it an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources (2013)

by Jürgen Garche, Chris K. Dyer, Patrick T. Moseley, Zempachi Ogumi, David A. J. Rand, Bruno Scrosati

E-05 dyne centimeter (dyn ...

Google previewModern Dictionary of Electronics (1999)

by Rudolf F. Graf

Its length is 10*8 centimeter. 2. Chemical symbol for argon, an inert gas used in some electron tubes. 3. Letter symbol for area of a plane Surface. 4.

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Scrabble value of C3E1N1T1I1M3E1T1E1R1

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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