decimeter

noun
deci·me·ter | \ˈde-sə-ˌmē-tər \

Definition of decimeter 

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

First Known Use of decimeter

1809, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for decimeter

French décimètre, from déci- deci- + mètre meter

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decimeter

noun
deci·me·ter | \ˈde-sə-ˌmē-tər \

Kids Definition of decimeter

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

decimeter

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

Medical Definition of decimeter 

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

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