
Length/Distance  Convert from centimeter to microinch 
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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 (microinch) The microinch is a common imperial unit of distance equal to one millionth of an inch, or 25.4 nanometers (nm). The microinch is used for precise machining tolerances and also to describe the roughness of surfaces.

