    # What is the conversion factor for the relationship between millimeters and centimeters * 1 point 10 mm 1 cm 1 cm 1 mm 1 mm 0.1 cm 10 cm 1 mm? Please provide values below to convert millimeter [mm] to centimeter [cm], or vice versa.

Definition: A millimeter (symbol: mm) is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). It is defined in terms of the meter, as 1/1000 of a meter, or the distance traveled by light in 1/299 792 458 000 of a second.

History/origin: The milli- prefix is one of many metric prefixes. It indicates one thousandth of the base unit, in this case the meter. The definition of the meter has changed over time, the current definition being based on the distance traveled by the speed of light in a given amount of time. The relationship between the meter and the millimeter is constant however. Prior to this definition, the meter was based on the length of a prototype meter bar. In 2019, the meter has been re-defined based on the changes made to the definition of a second.

### Centimeter

Definition: A centimeter (symbol: cm) is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), the current form of the metric system. It is defined as 1/100 meters.

History/origin: A centimeter is based on the SI unit meter, and as the prefix "centi" indicates, is equal to one hundredth of a meter. Metric prefixes range from factors of 10-18 to 1018 based on a decimal system, with the base (in this case the meter) having no prefix and having a factor of 1. Learning some of the more commonly used metric prefixes, such as kilo-, mega-, giga-, tera-, centi-, milli-, micro-, and nano-, can be helpful for quickly navigating metric units.

Current use: The centimeter, like the meter, is used in all sorts of applications worldwide (in countries that have undergone metrication) in instances where a smaller denomination of the meter is required. Height is commonly measured in centimeters outside of countries like the United States.

Millimeter [mm]Centimeter [cm]
0.01 mm0.001 cm
0.1 mm0.01 cm
1 mm0.1 cm
2 mm0.2 cm
3 mm0.3 cm
5 mm0.5 cm
10 mm1 cm
20 mm2 cm
50 mm5 cm
100 mm10 cm
1000 mm100 cm

1 mm = 0.1 cm1 cm = 10 mm

Example: convert 15 mm to cm:
15 mm = 15 × 0.1 cm = 1.5 cm

Centimeters and Millimeters are quite basic units and I hope all of you might be familiar with them. Therefore, converting centimeters to millimeters could be a bit easier compared to other metric or non-metric conversions.

For some, millimeters could be a bit perplexing, but don’t you worry! We have got you covered. We will go through the concept of a millimeter and its current use thoroughly.

Besides, we have also covered a few examples along with the conversion process. It will help you understand the notion of unit conversions in a better way. However, before delving into that, it’s important you understand the units well. So, let us first start with the definition of centimeters.

## What is a Centimeter?

A centimeter is a unit of length in the metric system. It is equivalent to one-hundredth of a meter, centi being the SI prefix for a factor of 1/100. In the current deprecated CGS (centimeter-gram-second) system of units, the centimeter was considered the base unit of length.

Although SI prefixes for factors of 103 such as milli and kilo are often used by technicians for measuring various physical quantities.

A centimeter is roughly equivalent to the width of the fingernail of an average adult person.

### Current Use of Centimeter

From the definition, it’s clear that the centimeter usually measures the length or the distance. Apart from that, it is also used to report the level of rainfall, which is mapped by a rain gauge.

In the CGS system, a centimeter mainly measures the capacitance, where 1 cm of capacitance equals 1.113×10−12 farads.

## What is Millimeter?

A Millimeter is a unit used to measure the length in the metric system. It’s a prefix to the meter and one-thousandth part of a meter. This implies that a meter is equivalent to one thousand millimeters. While ten millimeters equals one centimeter.

The millimeter is abbreviated as mm. Therefore, you can represent 7 millimeters as 7 mm, 8 millimeters as 8 mm, 100 millimeters as 100 mm, and more.

One millimeter is equivalent to 1000 microns or micrometers or 106 nanometers. Precisely, one mm equates to exactly 5/127 of an inch or about 0.03937 of an inch, whereas an inch is equal to exactly 25.4 millimeters.

Unlike other units such as inches and centimeters, you can’t measure objects in millimeters with a ruler or tape. Rather you will require a high-quality engineering ruler of a digital caliper.

### Current Use of Millimeter

A Millimeter measures the length and distance of tiny objects that are visible. Comparing it with the real world, a millimeter is roughly equivalent to the wire's size in a standard paper clip. Moreover, the unit is used worldwide.

## Relationship between Centimeters and Millimeters

Metric conversions are easy to understand, and so is their relationship with different units of measurement.

For instance, one mm is equivalent to 0.1 cm. However, one cm is equal to 10 mm.

Expressing it in the form of an equation, we will get-

1 cm = 10 mm, and

1 mm = 0.1 cm

Wasn't that too easy?

Now that you are clear about that, you can take a step towards the conversion of cm into mm.

## How to Convert Centimeters and Millimeters?

Just like the relationship, the conversion process is pretty simple. All you have to do is multiply the value of cm by 10.

Clear?

If yes, well done! In case you don't get it, let us have a look at the formula and examples.

Formula & Examples

The formula to convert cm to mm can be expressed as follows:

Millimeter = value of cm x 10

Simply input the values in the above equation. Voila! You will be done.

Example 1: Convert 85 cm to mm

Putting the value of cm in the above equation, we will get-

Millimeter = 85 x 10 = 850 millimeter.

Therefore, 85 centimeters is equal to 850 millimeters.

Example 2: Convert 90 cm to mm

Following the same process as above, we will get-

Millimeter = 90 x 10 = 900 millimeters.

Hence, 90 centimeters is equal to 900 millimeters.

Now, let us have a look at the centimeter to millimeter conversion chart. It will help you escape from converting units up to 100 digits.

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## Centimeter to Millimeters Conversion Table

 Centimeter (cm) Millimeter (mm) Centimeter to Millimeter (cm to mm) 1 cm 10 mm 1 cm is equal to 10 mm 2 cm 20 mm 2 cm is equal to 20 mm 3 cm 30 mm 3 cm is equal to 30 mm 4 cm 40 mm 4 cm is equal to 40 mm 5 cm 50 mm 5 cm is equal to 50 mm 6 cm 60 mm 6 cm is equal to 60 mm 7 cm 70 mm 7 cm is equal to 70 mm 8 cm 80 mm 8 cm is equal to 80 mm 9 cm 90 mm 9 cm is equal to 90 mm 10 cm 100 mm 10 cm is equal to 100 mm 11 cm 110 mm 11 cm is equal to 110 mm 12 cm 120 mm 12 cm is equal to 120 mm 13 cm 130 mm 13 cm is equal to 130 mm 14 cm 140 mm 14 cm is equal to 140 mm 15 cm 150 mm 15 cm is equal to 150 mm 16 cm 160 mm 16 cm is equal to 160 mm 17 cm 170 mm 17 cm is equal to 170 mm 18 cm 180 mm 18 cm is equal to 180 mm 19 cm 190 mm 19 cm is equal to 190 mm 20 cm 200 mm 20 cm is equal to 200 mm 21 cm 210 mm 21 cm is equal to 210 mm 22 cm 220 mm 22 cm is equal to 220 mm 23 cm 230 mm 23 cm is equal to 230 mm 24 cm 240 mm 24 cm is equal to 240 mm 25 cm 250 mm 25 cm is equal to 250 mm 26 cm 260 mm 26 cm is equal to 260 mm 27 cm 270 mm 27 cm is equal to 270 mm 28 cm 280 mm 28 cm is equal to 280 mm 29 cm 290 mm 29 cm is equal to 290 mm 30 cm 300 mm 30 cm is equal to 300 mm 31 cm 310 mm 31 cm is equal to 310 mm 32 cm 320 mm 32 cm is equal to 320 mm 33 cm 330 mm 33 cm is equal to 330 mm 34 cm 340 mm 34 cm is equal to 340 mm 35 cm 350 mm 35 cm is equal to 350 mm 36 cm 360 mm 36 cm is equal to 360 mm 37 cm 370 mm 37 cm is equal to 370 mm 38 cm 380 mm 38 cm is equal to 380 mm 39 cm 390 mm 39 cm is equal to 390 mm 40 cm 400 mm 40 cm is equal to 400 mm 41 cm 410 mm 41 cm is equal to 410 mm 42 cm 420 mm 42 cm is equal to 420 mm 43 cm 430 mm 43 cm is equal to 430 mm 44 cm 440 mm 44 cm is equal to 440 mm 45 cm 450 mm 45 cm is equal to 450 mm 46 cm 460 mm 46 cm is equal to 460 mm 47 cm 470 mm 47 cm is equal to 470 mm 48 cm 480 mm 48 cm is equal to 480 mm 49 cm 490 mm 49 cm is equal to 490 mm 50 cm 500 mm 50 cm is equal to 500 mm 51 cm 510 mm 51 cm is equal to 510 mm 52 cm 520 mm 52 cm is equal to 520 mm 53 cm 530 mm 53 cm is equal to 530 mm 54 cm 540 mm 54 cm is equal to 540 mm 55 cm 550 mm 55 cm is equal to 550 mm 56 cm 560 mm 56 cm is equal to 560 mm 57 cm 570 mm 57 cm is equal to 570 mm 58 cm 580 mm 58 cm is equal to 580 mm 59 cm 590 mm 59 cm is equal to 590 mm 60 cm 600 mm 60 cm is equal to 600 mm 61 cm 610 mm 61 cm is equal to 610 mm 62 cm 620 mm 62 cm is equal to 620 mm 63 cm 630 mm 63 cm is equal to 630 mm 64 cm 640 mm 64 cm is equal to 640 mm 65 cm 650 mm 65 cm is equal to 650 mm 66 cm 660 mm 66 cm is equal to 660 mm 67 cm 670 mm 67 cm is equal to 670 mm 68 cm 680 mm 68 cm is equal to 680 mm 69 cm 690 mm 69 cm is equal to 690 mm 70 cm 700 mm 70 cm is equal to 700 mm 71 cm 710 mm 71 cm is equal to 710 mm 72 cm 720 mm 72 cm is equal to 720 mm 73 cm 730 mm 73 cm is equal to 730 mm 74 cm 740 mm 74 cm is equal to 740 mm 75 cm 750 mm 75 cm is equal to 750 mm 76 cm 760 mm 76 cm is equal to 760 mm 77 cm 770 mm 77 cm is equal to 770 mm 78 cm 780 mm 78 cm is equal to 780 mm 79 cm 790 mm 79 cm is equal to 790 mm 80 cm 800 mm 80 cm is equal to 800 mm 81 cm 810 mm 81 cm is equal to 810 mm 82 cm 820 mm 82 cm is equal to 820 mm 83 cm 830 mm 83 cm is equal to 830 mm 84 cm 840 mm 84 cm is equal to 840 mm 85 cm 850 mm 85 cm is equal to 850 mm 86 cm 860 mm 86 cm is equal to 860 mm 87 cm 870 mm 87 cm is equal to 870 mm 88 cm 880 mm 88 cm is equal to 880 mm 89 cm 890 mm 89 cm is equal to 890 mm 90 cm 900 mm 90 cm is equal to 900 mm 91 cm 910 mm 91 cm is equal to 910 mm 92 cm 920 mm 92 cm is equal to 920 mm 93 cm 930 mm 93 cm is equal to 930 mm 94 cm 940 mm 94 cm is equal to 940 mm 95 cm 950 mm 95 cm is equal to 950 mm 96 cm 960 mm 96 cm is equal to 960 mm 97 cm 970 mm 97 cm is equal to 970 mm 98 cm 980 mm 98 cm is equal to 980 mm 99 cm 990 mm 99 cm is equal to 990 mm 100 cm 1000 mm 100 cm is equal to 1000 mm

## Difference between Millimeters and Centimeters

Both the units are a derivation of the SI unit of length ‘meter,’ which measures distance. To know more about the differences between them, have a look at the table below:

 Parameters Centimeters (cm) Millimeters (mm) Symbol cm mm Definition A centimeter is a unit of length in the metric system. It is equivalent to one-hundredth of a meter, centi being the SI prefix for a factor of 1/100. A millimeter is a unit used to measure the length in the metric system. It’s a prefix to the meter and one-thousandth part of a meter. Relation 1 cm = 10 mm 1 mm = 0.1 cm. Size A centimeter is ten times bigger than a millimeter. A millimeter is one-tenth of a centimeter. Application A centimeter is used to measure the length or the distance. Apart from that, it is also used to report the level of rainfall, which is mapped by a rain gauge. A millimeter measures the length and distance of tiny objects that are visible. Origin The word centimeter is a compound of words centi, meaning hundredth, and meter, the SI base unit of length. Millimeter is extracted from the French ‘millimeter’ and is a combination of two words ‘milli’ and ‘meter’. It is one-thousandth part of a meter.

It’s pretty easy. Simply multiply the value of cm by 10. The answer you will obtain will be the converted value.

For example- Convert 4.5 cm to mm

Sol: Kilometer = value of cm x 10 = 4.5 x 10 = 45 mm.

The formula for converting centimeters to Millimeters is as follows:

Millimeters = value of cm x 10

There are 10 millimeters in 1 centimeter.

There is 0.1 centimeter in 1 millimeter.

Centimeter usually measures the length or the distance. Apart from that, it is also used to report the level of rainfall, which is mapped by a rain gauge. On the other hand, a millimeter measures the length and distance of tiny objects that are visible. 