Centimeter
Centimeter Cen"ti*me`ter, Centimetre Cen"ti*me`tre, n. [F. centim[`e]tre; centi- (L. centum) + m[`e]tre. See {Meter}.] The hundredth part of a meter; a measure of length equal to rather more than thirty-nine hundredths (0.3937) of an inch. See {Meter}. [1913 Webster]

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  • centimeter — 1801, from Fr. centimètre (18c.), coined from L. centum hundred (see HUNDRED (Cf. hundred)) + Fr. mètre (see METER (Cf. meter) (n.2)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • centimeter — noun Date: 1801 see metric system table …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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