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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  centimeter 
  n  :  a  metric  unit  of  length  equal  to  one  hundredth  of  a  meter 
  [syn:  {centimetre},  {cm}] 




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