centimeter vs cm what difference

what is difference between centimeter and cm

English

Noun

centimeter (plural centimeters)

  1. (American spelling) Alternative form of centimetre

Anagrams

  • centimetre, recitement, remittence

Danish

Noun

centimeter c (singular definite centimeteren, plural indefinite centimeter)

  1. centimetre, or centimeter (US) (SI unit of length)

Declension

References

  • “centimeter” in Den Danske Ordbog

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from French centimètre. Equivalent to centi- +‎ meter.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛntiˌmeːtər/
  • Hyphenation: cen‧ti‧me‧ter

Noun

centimeter m (plural centimeters, diminutive centimetertje n)

  1. centimetre, one-hundredth of a metre

Related terms

  • meter
  • decimeter
  • millimeter

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From centi- +‎ meter

Noun

centimeter m (definite singular centimeteren, indefinite plural centimeter, definite plural centimeterne)

  1. a centimetre, or centimeter (US) (SI unit of length)

Derived terms

  • kvadratcentimeter

References

  • “centimeter” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From centi- +‎ meter

Noun

centimeter m (definite singular centimeteren, indefinite plural centimeter, definite plural centimeterane or centimetrane)

  1. a centimetre, or centimeter (US) (SI unit of length)

Derived terms

  • kvadratcentimeter

References

  • “centimeter” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛntɪˈmeːtɛr/, /ˈsɛntɪmeːtɛr/

Noun

centimeter c

  1. a centimetre

Usage notes

Indefinite form plural could also be centimetrar/centimetrars

Declension


Translingual

Symbol

cm

  1. (metrology) Symbol for centimeter (centimetre), an SI unit of length equal to 10−2 meters (metres).
    • Researchers have come up with a way to glimpse the infant Universe by decoding the earliest ripples in its light.
      They say this can be achieved by capturing the specific radio wavelength of 21cm from the heavens.
      The trick is to tell the difference between 21cm waves from our galaxy and those from distant, ancient sources.

Translations


Italian

Adverb

cm

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging, slang) Abbreviation of come (how).

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