How big is a centigram? Definition and examples

A centigram is a unit of weight in the metric measurement system that is equal to one hundredth of a gram.

1 centigram  = (1/100) g or 1 gram = 100 centigrams

The centigram is used to measure the weight of things that are really light.

Things that can have a weight of approximately 1 centigram

  • A seed of certain flowers
  • Dust particles or powder substances
  • A tiny fraction of a pinch of sugar
  • A very small insect
  • Individual grains of sand found on the beach
  • A piece of a paper receipt
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