hectare


hect·are

noun \ˈhek-ˌter, -ˌtär\

: a unit of area in the metric system that is equal to 10,000 square meters or 2.47 acres

Full Definition of HECTARE

:  a unit of area equal to 10,000 square meters — see metric system table

Origin of HECTARE

French, from hect- + are 2are
First Known Use: 1810

Other Weights and Measures Terms

avoirdupois weight, calorie, denier, kip, pace, twain

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