A centimeter is
a measure of length. One centimeter is one hundredth of a meter. In
addition to its use in the measurement of length, the centimetre is
- Sometimes, to report the level of rainfall as measured
by a rain gauge.
- In the CGS system, the centimetre is used to measure
capacitance, where 1 cm of capacitance = 1.113 × 10-12 Farad.
- In Canadian maps, centimetres are used to make conversions from map scale to real world scale (kilometres)