1. centimetre

noun. ['ˈsɛntəˌmiːtɝ'] a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter.


  • decimetre
  • metric linear unit
  • millimetre
  • dm
  • millimeter
  • mm
  • cm
  • decimeter


  • -metre (English)
  • centi- (English)
  • centum (Latin)

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Sentences with centimetre

1. Noun, singular or mass
Use a scissor to create two one centimetre slits along the middle of the fold.

2. Noun, plural
Set the painting on the mat board with a 5 to 7 centimetre gap on each side and on the top and bottom.

3. Adjective
The collections of sporangia are orange to brown in colour, sometimes less than a centimetre wide, up to a couple of centimetres in diameter.