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A typical neuron makes about ten thousand connections to neighboring neurons. Given the billions of neurons, this means there are as many connections in a single cubic centimeter of brain tissue as there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
David Eagleman

Meaning of "centimeter" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CENTIMETER

centimeter  [ˈsentɪmiːtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CENTIMETER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Centimeter is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CENTIMETER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Centimetre

A centimetre or centimeter is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one hundredth of a metre, centi being the SI prefix for a factor of 1⁄100. The centimetre was the base unit of length in the now deprecated centimetre-gram-second system of units. Though for many physical quantities, SI prefixes for factors of 103—like milli- and kilo-—are often preferred by technicians, the centimetre remains a practical unit of length for many everyday measurements. A centimetre is approximately the width of the fingernail of an average adult person.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CENTIMETER


ammeter
ˈæmˌmiːtə
autometer
ˈɔːtəʊˌmiːtə
centimetre
ˈsɛntɪˌmiːtə
decimeter
ˈdɛsɪˌmiːtə
Demeter
dɪˈmiːtə
dosimeter
dəʊˈsɪmiːtə
flowmeter
ˈfləʊˌmiːtə
hectometer
ˈhɛktəʊˌmiːtə
meeter
ˈmiːtə
meter
ˈmiːtə
metre
ˈmiːtə
micromillimetre
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌmɪlɪmiːtə
millimeter
ˈmɪlɪmiːtə
multimeter
ˈmʌltɪˌmiːtə
nanometer
ˈnænəʊˌmiːtə
ohmmeter
ˈəʊmˌmiːtə
picometre
ˈpiːkəʊˌmiːtə
submillimeter
sʌbˈmɪlɪˌmiːtə
voltmeter
ˈvəʊltˌmiːtə
wattmeter
ˈwɒtˌmiːtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CENTIMETER

centiare
centigrade
centigram
centigramme
centile
centiliter
centilitre
centillion
centillionth
centime
centimetre
centimetre-gram-second
centimetric
centimorgan
centipede
centipoise
centner
cento
centoist
centonate

WORDS THAT END LIKE CENTIMETER

accelerometer
altimeter
barometer
diameter
diffractometer
electricity meter
hydrometer
inclinometer
manometer
mass spectrometer
micrometer
odometer
parameter
perimeter
peter
potentiometer
spectrometer
spectrophotometer
speedometer
tachometer
thermometer

Synonyms and antonyms of centimeter in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «centimeter» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CENTIMETER

Find out the translation of centimeter to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of centimeter from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «centimeter» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

厘米
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

centímetro
570 millions of speakers

English

centimeter
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सेंटीमीटर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سنتيمتر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сантиметр
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

centímetro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সেনটিমিটার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

centimètre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sentimeter
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zentimeter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

センチメートル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

cm
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sentimeter
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phần trăm của mét
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சென்டிமீட்டர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सेंटीमीटर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

santimetre
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

centimetro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

centymetr
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сантиметр
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

centimetru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εκατοστόμετρο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sentimeter
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

centimeter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

centimeter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of centimeter

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CENTIMETER»

The term «centimeter» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.646 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CENTIMETER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about centimeter

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QUOTES WITH «CENTIMETER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word centimeter.
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David Eagleman
A typical neuron makes about ten thousand connections to neighboring neurons. Given the billions of neurons, this means there are as many connections in a single cubic centimeter of brain tissue as there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CENTIMETER»

Discover the use of centimeter in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to centimeter and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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If You Were an Inch or a Centimeter
If you were an inch or a centimeter, you would be the height, width, or length of things. You could be a new snowfall, a TV set, or a short haircut. What else could you be if you were an inch or a centimeter?
Marcie Aboff, 2009
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Geodetic boundary value problems in view of the one ...
The book consists of contributions from leading scientists presented at an international summer school.
Fernando Sansò, Reiner Rummel, 1997
3
Centimeter and Meter
Your finger is about one centimeter wide. Use your finger to measure length. About how long is each object? Centimeter Search • Look around your classroom . • Use a centimeter cube or your finger. • Find something that is about 1 centimeter ...
April Barth, 2009
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Reasons for low aerodynamic performance of ...
An experimental investigation was made at the NASA Lewis Research Center to determine the reasons for the low aerodynamic performance of a 13.5-centimeter-tip-diameter aircraft engine starter turbine.
Jeffrey E. Haas, Richard J. Roelke, Paul Hermann, 1981
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Experimental performance and analysis of ...
The aerodynamic design, the experimental performance, and an internal loss breakdown are presented for a 15.04-cm-tip-diameter, radial-inflow turbine.
Kerry L. McLallin, Jeffrey E. Haas, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Branch, 1980
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New and Nonofficial Remedies
Marketed in packages of four syringes (M 113-0), containing 250 million, 500 million, 1,000 million and 2,000 million killed sensitized gonococci, respectively; also marketed in 20 cubic centimeter vials (M 113-4), in 5 cubic centimeter vials ( M ...
7
The Electronics Handbook, Second Edition
inches of mercury kilogram per square centimeter 0.03453 inches of mercury kilogram per square meter 345.3 inches of mercury pounds per square foot 70.73 inches of mercury pounds per square inch 0.4912 inches of water (at 4°C) ...
Jerry C. Whitaker, 2005
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Bulletin
Cultures of Sacckaromyces cereviria were grown on wort medium at room temperature for three days; 6 cubio centimeters of the culture were inoculated directly into 1.000 cubic centimeter! of sterile milk. After thorough agitation, milk was ...
9
National Institutes of Health Bulletin
Samples showingpmm 1'000,()00 to 2,003,000 organisms per cubic centimeter ... ...... __ 13 From 2,000,000 to 5,000,000 organisms per cubic centimeter --------- -- 11 From 5,000,000 to 10,000,000 organisms per cubic centimeter ______ __ ...
National Institutes of Health (U.S.), 1909
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Clarification of milk
ArrlR CLARIFICATION. TnurNo. _ _ — _"_'WW' -1' 1000 100 Dllutlon. 100 Dllutlon. 1 Duutiom _ 1 .. __ _ ._ __ t . _ .t 1 10, or 1,000 per cubic centimeter, . 1 1, or 100 per cubic centimeter, Sterile. 2 30, or 3,000 per cubic centimeter, . 1 Sterile,' .
Charles Edward Marshall, Egerton Gibson Hood, 1918

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CENTIMETER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term centimeter is used in the context of the following news items.
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Rings and loops in the stars: Planck's stunning new images
... in microwaves (radiation at centimeter to millimeter wavelengths). Microwaves are generated by electrons spiraling in the galaxy's magnetic ... «Astronomy Magazine, Jul 15»
2
Playing Pac-Man with space junk
In 2009, the EPFL had sent up the SwissCube -- a 10 centimeter by 10 centimeter type of miniaturized satellite for space research. It is this that ... «CNET, Jul 15»
3
Big Question: How Does Sunscreen Shield Your Skin With Science?
“You need two milligrams of sunscreen per square centimeter of skin,” says Wang, so about an ounce and a half should be enough to cover ... «Wired, Jul 15»
4
Opened last month, London's New Duck + Rice Restaurant is ...
"We had to be really careful with the square meters," say the designers of their meticulously detailed design. "Every single centimeter counted. «Interior Design, Jul 15»
5
Lew's Tournament MB Speed Spool Review
I don't want a single centimeter of line to leave the spook when I set the hook. Photo by Walker Smith/Wired2Fish. The drag system of the Lew's ... «Wired2fish, Jul 15»
6
Serve up some squash and eggs!
You achieve this by slicing the squash lengthwise just under one half inch thick (one centimeter exactly) and cooking it on medium high heat ... «Jacksonville Daily Progress, Jul 15»
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Djokovic is into the Wimbledon quarters after 5-set win against …
... play (including due to perspiration) must also be completely white except for a single trim of color no wider than one centimeter,” Wimbledon's rules state. «Sun Times National, Jul 15»
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Nurse's Notes: Sun's rays can damage your eyes, too
Wear hats with at least a 6-centimeter (2.4-inche) brim, so your neck, ears, eyes and scalp are covered. • Use a sunscreen with a sun protection ... «The Missoulian, Jul 15»
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Nyong'o, Blunt sparkle at Christian Dior couture garden show
Swirling organic decorations in embroidered coats merged visually with beautiful 20-centimeter (8-inch) tear-drop-shaped earrings that defined ... «Post-Bulletin, Jul 15»
10
Astronomers see pebbles poised to make planets
To give off these radio waves, rocky chunks at least a centimeter in size are needed, and the shape of the belt confirms the rocks as the source ... «Astronomy Magazine, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Centimeter [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/centimeter>. Nov 2020 ».
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