# Convert Centimetre [cm] to...

Centimetre | |
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Unit system | metric |

Unit of | length |

Symbol | cm |

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1 cm in ... |
... is equal to ... |

SI units | 10 mm 1×10 ^{-2} m |

Imperial/US unit(s) | 0.393701 in |

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Kilometre [km] | |

Hectometre [hm] | |

Decametre [dam] | |

Metre [m] | |

Decimetre [dm] | |

Centimetre [cm] | |

Millimetre [mm] | |

Micrometre [µm] | |

Nanometre [nm] | |

Angstrom [Å] |

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League | |

Mile [mi] | |

Furlong | |

Chain | |

Rod [rd] | |

Yard [yd] | |

Foot [ft] | |

Link | |

Hand | |

Inch [in] | |

Line | |

Mil [mil] | |

Thou [thou] |

Nautical | Conversion |
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Sea mile | |

Fathom |

Astronomical | Conversion |
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Parsec [pc] | |

Light Year | |

Astronomical Unit [AE] | |

Light Minute | |

Light Second |

A **centimetre** (international spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures; symbol cm) or **centimeter** (American spelling) 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 (CGS) system of units.

Though for many physical quantities, SI prefixes for factors of 10^{3} — 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.

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Centimetre", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.