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A centimetre (international spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures; symbol cm) or centimeter (American spelling) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one hundredth of a metre, centi being the SI prefix for a factor of 1/100 . The centimetre was the base unit of length in the now deprecated centimetre–gram–second (CGS) system of units.
Gigameter or gigametre is equal to 1,000,000,000 meters or 106 meters (unit of length), comes from a combination of the metric prefix giga (G) and the SI unit of length meter (m). Plural name is gigameters.
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