Centimeters per Second to Knots Converter

Enter the speed in centimeters per second below to get the value converted to knots.


Result in Knots:

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1 cm/s = 0.019438 kn

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How to Convert Centimeters per Second to Knots

To convert a measurement in centimeters per second to a measurement in knots, multiply the speed by the following conversion ratio: 0.019438 knots/centimeter per second.

Since one centimeter per second is equal to 0.019438 knots, you can use this simple formula to convert:

knots = centimeters per second × 0.019438

The speed in knots is equal to the speed in centimeters per second multiplied by 0.019438.

For example, here's how to convert 5 centimeters per second to knots using the formula above.
knots = (5 cm/s × 0.019438) = 0.097192 kn

Centimeters per second and knots are both units used to measure speed. Calculate speed in centimeters per second or knots using our speed calculator or keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Are Centimeters per Second?

Centimeters per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance traveled in centimeters in one second.

The centimeter per second, or centimetre per second, is an SI unit of speed in the metric system. Centimeters per second can be abbreviated as cm/s, and are also sometimes abbreviated as cm/sec. For example, 1 centimeter per second can be written as 1 cm/s or 1 cm/sec.

In the expressions of units, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to express a change in one or more units relative to a change in one or more other units.[1] For example, cm/s is expressing a change in length or distance relative to a change in time.

Centimeters per second can be expressed using the formula:
vm/s = dcm / tsec

The velocity in centimeters per second is equal to the distance in centimeters divided by time in seconds.

Learn more about centimeters per second.

What Is a Knot?

One knot is equal to a speed of one nautical mile per hour,[2] or one minute of latitude per hour.

Knots can be abbreviated as kn, and are also sometimes abbreviated as kt. For example, 1 knot can be written as 1 kn or 1 kt.

Learn more about knots.

Centimeter per Second to Knot Conversion Table

Table showing various centimeter per second measurements converted to knots.
Centimeters Per Second Knots
1 cm/s 0.019438 kn
2 cm/s 0.038877 kn
3 cm/s 0.058315 kn
4 cm/s 0.077754 kn
5 cm/s 0.097192 kn
6 cm/s 0.116631 kn
7 cm/s 0.136069 kn
8 cm/s 0.155508 kn
9 cm/s 0.174946 kn
10 cm/s 0.194384 kn
11 cm/s 0.213823 kn
12 cm/s 0.233261 kn
13 cm/s 0.2527 kn
14 cm/s 0.272138 kn
15 cm/s 0.291577 kn
16 cm/s 0.311015 kn
17 cm/s 0.330454 kn
18 cm/s 0.349892 kn
19 cm/s 0.36933 kn
20 cm/s 0.388769 kn
21 cm/s 0.408207 kn
22 cm/s 0.427646 kn
23 cm/s 0.447084 kn
24 cm/s 0.466523 kn
25 cm/s 0.485961 kn
26 cm/s 0.5054 kn
27 cm/s 0.524838 kn
28 cm/s 0.544276 kn
29 cm/s 0.563715 kn
30 cm/s 0.583153 kn
31 cm/s 0.602592 kn
32 cm/s 0.62203 kn
33 cm/s 0.641469 kn
34 cm/s 0.660907 kn
35 cm/s 0.680346 kn
36 cm/s 0.699784 kn
37 cm/s 0.719222 kn
38 cm/s 0.738661 kn
39 cm/s 0.758099 kn
40 cm/s 0.777538 kn


  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST Guide to the SI, Chapter 6: Rules and Style Conventions for Printing and Using Units, https://www.nist.gov/pml/special-publication-811/nist-guide-si-chapter-6-rules-and-style-conventions-printing-and-using
  2. NASA, Knots Versus Miles per Hour, https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/WindTunnel/Activities/knots_vs_mph.html

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