A small unit of length, based on the metre, there being 100 centimetres in 1 metre. Abbreviated to cm. The width of an average man's finger nail on his little finger is usually 1 cm.
The doctor measured the boy and he was 147 cm tall. The boy was pleased as he was 1 centimetre taller than he was last year.
by Avoura November 25, 2005
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