# Meter to Centimeter Converter

## Meter

*What is meter?*

In 1793, The distance from the equator to the North Pole was measured and divided by 10 million. The result of the previous process was called as a meter.

Nowadays, meter or metre is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).

**Meter** or **metre** is a metric measurement slightly longer than a yard. It is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). Distance measures length. For example, the distance of a road is how long the road is.

Meter is used as a measure of distance across the globe. Distance expresses the length. For example, the distance of a road is how long the road is.

However most of countries use meter to measure length, US is the primary exception which is using imperial system.

Here we will show you how to convert meters to feet:

1 meter is equal to 0.3.28084 feet:

1 m = (1/0.3048) ft = 3.28084 ft

## Centimeter

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”.