|≈||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.
A twip (abbreviating "twentieth of a point", "twentieth of an inch point", or "twentieth of an Imperial point") is a typographical measurement, defined as 1/20 of a typographical point. One twip is 1/1440 inch or 17.639 µm.