masculine noun
1. (unit of measurement) 
a. centimeter (United States) 
La hipotenusa del triángulo mide 10 centímetros.The hypotenuse of the triangle is 10 centimeters long.
b. centimetre (United Kingdom) 
La embarazada está de parto y ya ha dilatado 5 centímetros.The pregnant woman is in labour and has already dilated 5 centimetres.
2. (tool) (Latin America) 
¿Me podrías traer el centímetro? Necesito medir esta ventana.Could you please bring me the measuring tape? I need to measure this window.
1. (medida) 
a. centimeter 
2. (cinta) 
a. measuring tape 
centimetre; centimeter; (EEUU)
note See culture box in entry kilo.
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