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## centimeter [cm]

### Definition

Centimeter [cm] is a metric unit of length equal to one-hundredth of a meter. It is used in most countries around the world as a standard unit of measurement for measuring lengths and distances in everyday life and in science and engineering.

### History/Origin

The centimeter [cm] was first introduced in France in 1795 during the French Revolution as part of the metric system. The metric system was created to establish a universal standard of measurement that was based on natural constants and was easy to use and understand. The system was eventually adopted by most countries around the world, including the United States.

### Current use

The centimeter [cm] is widely used in many fields, including science, engineering, construction, and everyday life. It is commonly used to measure the length of small objects such as paper, pens, and pencils, as well as to measure the height of people and the length of clothing. In the scientific and engineering fields, the centimeter is often used to measure the size of small objects and to describe the distance between objects.

## meter [m]

### Definition:

The meter (m) is the fundamental unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).

### History/Origin:

The meter was originally defined as one ten-millionth of the distance between the North Pole and the Equator along the meridian passing through Paris.

### Current use:

The meter is widely used in science, engineering, and everyday life to express distances, dimensions, and sizes of physical objects.