centimeter centimeter  /ˈsɛn tə ˌmi tər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter

Synonym(s)

cm

Usage(s):

  1. The products of billions of years of evolution, organisms occupy virtually every square centimeter of the planet's surfaces and fill nearly every imaginable niche.
  2. But the quantity was only one cubic centimeter, i.
  3. You can even hold it a half-centimeter above your mousing surface and get near-perfect tracking.

News

  1. Location Service Deployment May Constrain 902-928 MHz Amateur Use

    Jun 11, 2013 — A portion of the 902-928 MHz (33 centimeter) band may become less useful to radio amateurs in urban areas as a result of an FCC Order . The FCC has given Progeny LMS, LLC consent to begin commercial operation of its multilateration location and monitoring service (M-LMS) in the upper portion of the band.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ARRL Amateur Radio News

  2. Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Does Australia have to weird everything? [Pharyngula]

    I have no problem with slugs, adorable creatures. Twenty centimeter long slugs, great, I grew up with those. But hot pink twenty centimeter slugs is going a little far.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: ScienceBlogs

Quotes

  1. Meanwhile, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Bush "won't be able to harm even one centimeter of the sacred land of Iran" and promised continued defiance over Iran's nuclear activities.
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: USA Today

  2. "The latest from the MRI was that there is a small tear in the quad," manager Lou Piniella said before Monday night's game against Houston. "It's about one centimeter. We think he'll be out four to six weeks. We think it will be around Labor...
    on Aug 6, 2007 By: Lou Piniella Source: SI.com

  3. "From the density of two grams per cubic centimeter - twice that of water - it must be 50% rock and about 50% water, with perhaps small amounts of hydrogen and helium," said Geoff Marcy, who leads the university's research group. "So this...
    on May 28, 2007 By: Geoffrey Marcy Source: guardian.co.uk

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