A unit of length equal to one hundredth (10-2) of a meter. See Table at measurement.(noun)
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Use "centimeter" in a sentence
""steel [7.86 grams per cubic centimeter] is the lightest of the bunch, followed by bismuth, at 9.60 gms/cc; Tungsten-Iron, at 10.30; Tungsten Matrix, at 10.60; lead, at 11.10; and, the real heavyweight in the ring, Hevi-Shot, at 12 gms/cc.""
"But that is not happening so far and if you have a one-foot tsunami, that certainly doesn't do anything except maybe if you're right on the shore and so far no reports of any damage from the 12 - centimeter, which is about a foot by the time you go trough the top of the ridge."
"And that's where they found it, a 2.4 - centimeter, which is pretty significant."