one 100th of a meter, equivalent to 0.3937 inch.
Abbreviation: cm, cm.
one hundredth of a metre
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)
A unit of length equal to one hundredth (10-2) of a meter.
A unit of length in the metric system equal to 0.01 meter. See Table at measurement.
A unit of length in the metric system; one-hundredth of a meter, or about two-fifths of an inch.
- Centimeter-gram-second system
centimeter-gram-second system n. Abbr. CGS system, cgs system The scientific system of expressing the fundamental physical units of length, mass, and time, as well as units derived from them, in centimeters, grams, and seconds. centimeter-gram-second system A system of measurement in which the basic units of length, mass, and time are the centimeter, gram, and […]
noun See cgs units
the 100th part of the monetary units of various countries, as Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Paraguay, and Venezuela. Historical Examples noun (pl) -mos a monetary unit of Costa Rica, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. It is worth one hundredth of their respective standard currency units a former monetary unit of Andorra and Spain, worth one hundredth […]
noun (genetics) a unit of chromosome length, used in genetic mapping, equal to the length of chromosome over which crossing over occurs with 1 per cent frequency centimorgan cen·ti·mor·gan (sěn’tə-môr’gən) n. Abbr. cM A unit of crossover frequency in linkage maps of chromosomes equal to one hundredth of a morgan.