deca-

combining form
variants: or dec- or deka- or dek-

Definition of deca-

: ten
  • decasyllabic
  • dekameter

Origin and Etymology of deca-

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek deka-, dek-, from deka — more at ten


DECA- Defined for Kids

deca-

prefix
variants: or dec- or deka- or dek-

Definition of deca- for Students

: ten
  • decagon

Learn More about deca-


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up deca-? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

sticky or viscid

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!