noun. ['ˈsɛntəˌmiːtɝ'] a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter.
- metric linear unit
- -metre (English)
- centi- (English)
- centum (Latin)
Example sentences of the word 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.
The collections of sporangia are orange to brown in colour, sometimes less than a centimetre wide, up to a couple of centimetres in diameter.