# Centimeter – Definition with Examples

» Centimeter – Definition with Examples

## What is a Centimeter?

A centimeter is a metric unit of measurement used for measuring the length of an object. It is written as cm. The three standard tools of measurement are:

Here are some things that can be measured in centimeters:

• The waist size of a pair of trousers
• Length of the fish caught
• The radius of a car’s tires
• The distance between a person’s eyes

Relation to other standard units:

1. A meter has 100 centimeters.
2. 10 millimeters make one centimeter.
3. The centimeter can be written as cm.
4. While calculating the surface area of an object, the unit of measurement becomes cm2.
5. While measuring the volume of an object, the unit of measurement becomes cm3

Comparing Lengths

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Comparing Weights

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