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# Convert Centimeter to Yard

Please provide values below to convert centimeter [cm] to yard [yd], or vice versa.

 From: centimeter To: yard

### Centimeter

Definition: A centimeter (symbol: cm) is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), the current form of the metric system. It is defined as 1/100 meters.

History/origin: A centimeter is based on the SI unit meter, and as the prefix "centi" indicates, is equal to one hundredth of a meter. Metric prefixes range from factors of 10-18 to 1018 based on a decimal system, with the base (in this case the meter) having no prefix and having a factor of 1. Learning some of the more commonly used metric prefixes, such as kilo-, mega-, giga-, tera-, centi-, milli-, micro-, and nano-, can be helpful for quickly navigating metric units.

Current use: The centimeter, like the meter, is used in all sorts of applications worldwide (in countries that have undergone metrication) in instances where a smaller denomination of the meter is required. Height is commonly measured in centimeters outside of countries like the United States.

### Yard

Definition: A yard (symbol: yd) is a unit of length in both the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. Since 1959, a yard has been defined as exactly 0.9144 meters. It is also equal to 3 feet, or 36 inches.

History/origin: The origin of the yard as a unit is unclear. It is an English unit (predecessor of imperial units) and the term was derived from "gerd" in Old English, the earliest historical form of the English language. Some suggest that the yard could have been derived based on the girth of a person's waist.

Current use: The yard is commonly used in field-length measurement for certain sports such as American and Canadian football, and association football (soccer). The yard is also used in cricket pitch dimensions, and sometimes in golf fairway measurements. In the United Kingdom (UK) as well as the United States, the yard is frequently used when referring to distance. In the UK, it is also a legal requirement that road signs indicating shorter distances are displayed in yards.

### Centimeter to Yard Conversion Table

Centimeter [cm]Yard [yd]
0.01 cm0.0001093613 yd
0.1 cm0.0010936133 yd
1 cm0.010936133 yd
2 cm0.021872266 yd
3 cm0.032808399 yd
5 cm0.0546806649 yd
10 cm0.1093613298 yd
20 cm0.2187226597 yd
50 cm0.5468066492 yd
100 cm1.0936132983 yd
1000 cm10.9361329834 yd

### How to Convert Centimeter to Yard

1 cm = 0.010936133 yd
1 yd = 91.44 cm

Example: convert 15 cm to yd:
15 cm = 15 × 0.010936133 yd = 0.1640419948 yd