A prefix meaning one hundredth (1/100).

Examples:

• 1/100th of a meter is called a centimeter (there are 100 centimeters in a meter)

• 1/100th of a liter is called a centiliter (there are 100 centiliters in a liter)

Abbreviation is

Example: 12 cm = 12 centimeters = 12 hundredths of a meter (0.12 m)

If this line was 1 meter long then the first shaded square would be 1 cm long:

Examples:

• 1/100th of a meter is called a centimeter (there are 100 centimeters in a meter)

• 1/100th of a liter is called a centiliter (there are 100 centiliters in a liter)

Abbreviation is

**c**Example: 12 cm = 12 centimeters = 12 hundredths of a meter (0.12 m)

If this line was 1 meter long then the first shaded square would be 1 cm long:

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