|≈||approximately equal to|
|digits||indicates that digits repeat infinitely (e.g. 8.294 369 corresponds to 8.294 369 369 369 369 …)|
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.
The spat (symbol S) is also an obsolete unit of distance used in astronomy. It is equal to 1000000000 kilometres (1 Tm or 1012 m). It is about 6.6846 astronomical units (AU), 1.057×10−4 light-years or3.240×10−5 parsecs.