centimetre centimetre

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

cm

Usage(s):

  1. Aboard the schoolship Patrie, boys were being taught to load a 16-centimetre gun.
  2. One cubic centimetre of trout protamine is mixed with approximately five cubic centimetres of ordinary insulin, plus a trifle of sodium phosphate to smooth the chemical reaction.
  3. Whereas natural rubber has a resistance of 1,000,000,000,000,000 ohms per cubic centimetre, Dunlop's conducting tire rubber records only 30 ohms per c.

News

  • Artist vibrates water with the power of thought

    (Credit: Video screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia) At first glance, it might not look as tricky as piloting a quadcopter just by thinking at it, but a project by artist Lisa Park has surprising depth. Eunoia -- Greek for "beautiful thinking" -- is all about the hidden power of the mind. The performance itself consists of Park meditating, surrounded by flat 60-centimetre-diameter dishes ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNET

Quotes

  1. "From the density of two grams per cubic centimetre - twice that of water - it must be 50 per cent rock and about 50 per cent water, with perhaps small amounts of hydrogen and helium," Marcy said.
    on May 28, 2007 By: Geoffrey Marcy Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "I tell Bush ...... that your era has ended and thank God you will not be able to damage even one centimetre of the holy land of Iran," Ahmadinejad said in a televised speech in the city of Shahr-e Kord. "If the enemy thought they could break...
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Africasia

  3. "It was about a centimetre wide and looked about a centimetre deep," said Warren. "I looked in the mirror and I was covered in blood. It was a bit of a shock. I had to sit down and calm myself down. I was a bit worried - I'd never done...
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: Marc Warren Source: Independent

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