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cen·ti·me·ter

centimeter

 
pronunciation:
sen tih mi tr
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part of speech: noun
definition: a unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter or 0.3937 inch. (abbreviated: cm)
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The word centimeter contains the following parts:
cent, centi Latin root that means hundred, hundreth
metr, -meter, -metry Greek root that means measure