What is a metric prefix meaning ten?
What are used with the names of the base unit to indicate the multiple of ten that is bieng used with the base unit?
The metric system was devised following the French Revolution and the metre was intended to be defined as one ten-millionth of the distance from the North Pole to the Equator. The centimetre is just one hundredth of a metre, using a system of prefixes as part of the metric system to define various lengths. In this case, the centi- prefix meaning one hundredth.