In the metric system, which is used in most countries of the world, each basic unit of measure of length, area, or volume can be divided into centimeters. A meter consists of 100 centimeters, a square meter consists of 10,000 square centimeters, and a cubic meter consists of 1,000,000 cubic centimeters.
Recent Examples on the WebDuring a presentation, an aquarium employee tells me that the southern sea otter has more than one million hairs per square inch (about 155,000 per square centimeter) of its body. Andrew Robinson, Scientific American, 21 July 2022 Hundreds of larvae, each almost a centimeter long, form the crawling column. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 16 July 2022 AirPod radiation is measured in watts per kilogram, while microwave radiation is measured in watts per square centimeter for microwaves. Bayliss Wagner, USA TODAY, 14 Jan. 2021 Stability balls typically come in five diameters of ten-centimeter increments, ranging from 45 centimeters (18 inches) to 85 centimeters (34 inches). Hayden Carpenter, Outside Online, 28 June 2020 Kovacs defeated Crouser at the 2019 world championships by a single centimeter.oregonlive, 15 July 2022 My arms, before my break and in the movies, are only one centimeter different than Arnold Schwarzenegger. Greg Presto, Men's Health, 14 June 2022 When two of the shrimp engage in combat, each snaps within a centimeter of its opponent, trying to intimidate it in a hydraulic game of chicken. Viviane Callier, Scientific American, 14 July 2022 If compressed into solid matter, your body would fit into a cube less than 1/500th or 0.002 of a centimeter on each side. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Apr. 2022 See More