decimeter

noun
deci·​me·​ter | \ ˈde-sə-ˌmē-tər How to pronounce decimeter (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decimeter. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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decimeter

noun
deci·​me·​ter | \ ˈde-sə-ˌmē-tər How to pronounce decimeter (audio) \

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 How to pronounce decimeter (audio) \

Medical Definition of decimeter

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

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