Centimeter conversions

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centimeter (US spelling), pl. centimeters, abbr. cm

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About centimeter

The centimeter is a unit of length in the metric system equal to one hundredth of a meter (1 cm = 0.01 m), the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).

One centimeter (cm) is also equal to 10 millimeters (mm) or 10,000 micrometers (μm) (SI units of length), or approximately 0.03281 feet (ft) or 0.39370 inches (in), which are US customary / Imperial units of length.

The centimeter is used in engineering, science, and many everyday length measurements.

Symbol: cm

Plural: centimeters

Also known as: centimetre (plural: centimetres, Int. spelling)

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