
Length/Distance  Convert from centimeter to meter 
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All Length Conversions Metric Length Conversions Unit Definition (centimeter) The centimeter (or centimetre) was the basic unit of distance in the former CGS (centimeter, gram, second) version of the metric system, equal to 0.01 meter. The engineering standard uses every third power of ten, such as 10e3, 10e9, 10e12, etc., and for small numbers 10e3, 10e6, etc. The only exception is the centimeter. "Cent" means a hundredth, or 10e2, but the centimeter is still commonly used because it is such a convenient unit for measuring length. Unit Definition (meter) The meter is the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards). The meter is also the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299 792 458 of a second by definition

