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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Measurement
centimetrecen‧ti‧me‧tre British English, centimeter American English /ˈsentəˌmiːtə $ -ər/ ●●● S3 W3 noun [countable] (written abbreviation cm)  TMa unit for measuring length. There are 100 centimetres in one metre.
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centimetreTo decrease the depth of a V neckline, deduct 1 from this figure for each 0.5 centimetre required.Almost immediately her thumbnail found another groove opposite; she pulled, and the star came out about a centimetre.X-rays and gamma rays are the shortest electromagnetic waves, with wavelengths less than a 1000 millionths of a centimetre.Matt black with tiny fawn flecks, they are just under a centimetre long.It used to take centuries to build up a centimetre or two of topsoil.But have only one centimetre of bare flesh in contact - and the building would absorb you.These have only one centimetre of padding and leave the thumb free to fold in safely.
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