decimeter

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noun deci·me·ter \ ˈde-sə-ˌmē-tər \

Definition of decimeter

:a unit of length equal to ¹/₁₀ meter — see Metric System Table

Origin and Etymology of decimeter

French décimètre, from déci- deci- + mètre meter


DECIMETER Defined for Kids

decimeter

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noun deci·me·ter \ ˈde-sə-ˌmē-tər \

Definition of decimeter for Students

:a unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter

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decimeter

noun deci·me·ter
variants: or chiefly British decimetre play \ˈdes-ə-ˌmēt-ər\

medical Definition of decimeter

:a metric unit of length equal to ¹/₁₀ meter

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