one 100th of a liter, equivalent to 0.6102 cubic inch, or 0.338 U.S. fluid ounce.
one hundredth of a litre
also centilitre, 1801, from French centilitre; see centi- + liter.
centiliter cen·ti·li·ter (sěn’tə-lē’tər)
A unit of volume equal to one hundredth (10-2) of a liter or ten milliliters.
A unit of volume in the metric system equal to 0.01 liter. See Table at measurement.
a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 303 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 600 zeros. amounting to one centillion in number. noun (pl) -lions, -lion (in Britain and Germany) the number represented as one followed by 600 zeros (10600) (in the US, Canada, and France) the number […]
a monetary unit of various nations and territories, as Lichtenstein, Martinique, Senegal, Switzerland, and Tahiti, the 100th part of a franc. a monetary unit of France, Belgium, and Luxembourg until the euro was adopted, the 100th part of a franc. a money of account of Haiti, the 100th part of a gourde. an aluminum coin […]
one 100th of a meter, equivalent to 0.3937 inch. Abbreviation: cm, cm. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples n. also centimetre, 1801, from French centimètre (18c.), coined from Latin centum “hundred” (see hundred) + French mètre (see meter (n.2)). centimeter cen·ti·me·ter (sěn’tə-mē’tər) n. Abbr. cm A unit of length equal to one hundredth (10-2) of a meter. […]
of or relating to the system of units in which the centimeter, gram, and second are the principal units of length, mass, and time. Abbreviation: cgs.