All of us use rulers everyday. Rulers are digitized in centimeters, but what is the centimeter?

Centimeter is a metric unit which is used mostly to measure small distances. Centimeter can be abbreviated as “CM.” One inch consists of 2.54 centimeters.

There is a french origion for the word “centimeter”. It came from 2 Latin words, “centum” and ” mètre”.

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