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

  • Physically, these modulations consist in alterations of the length of the carrier wave by fractions of a centimetre (down to 9.
  • Aboard the schoolship Patrie, boys were being taught to load a 16-centimetre gun.
  • 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.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 14, 2013 - CNET
Quotes

  • Geoffrey Marcy in Sydney Morning Herald
    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.
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Africasia
    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...
  • Marc Warren in Independent
    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...

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