What is a Centimeter?


A Centimeter is metric unit to measure the length. cm is the symbol of centimeters. Centimeter is also spelled as centimetre. It is most of converted to inches and vice versa. A centimeters are smaller in length when comparing to the inches. One inch is equals to 2.54 centimeters. Centimeter (centimetre) is a metric system length unit.

Symbol for Centimeters

The symbol to denote centimeters is "cm". You can say 25 cm to indicate 25 centimeters.

International spelling Centimetre
American spelling Centimeter
SI symbol cm
SI prefix centi
Conversion Factor from Meter 1/100

How many inches in 1 centimeter?

There are n *0.3937007874 inches in centimeters. 1 Centimeter is equal to 0.3937007874 inch. To convert cm to inches, we multiply the centimeter value by 0.3937007874

For example, to find out how many inches there are in n centimeters, multiply by 0.3937007874, that makes n*(0.3937007874) inches in n centimeters.

1 Centimeter = 0.3937007874 Inch n Centimeter = n * 0.3937007874 Inch

You can use our centimetre to inches metric calculator to convert centimeters to inches, and other metric units

Formula to convert Centimeters to Inches

We can use the below equation to convert centimeters to inches, cm to inches to formula would be written like this:

1 cm = 0.3937007874 Inch

n cm = n * 0.3937007874 inch.

For example, 25 centimeter = 25* 0.3937007874 = 9.842519685 inches.

Centimeter Equivalence to Other Units

 Centimeter = .01 Meters
Centimeter = .1 Decimeters
Centimeter = 10 Millimeters
Centimeter = 0.39370078740157477 Inches
Centimeter = 0.0328084 Feet
Centimeter = 0.0109361 Yard