dekaliter

noun

deka·​li·​ter ˈde-kə-ˌlē-tər How to pronounce dekaliter (audio)
: a unit of capacity equal to 10 liters see Metric System Table

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dekaliter was circa 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Dekaliter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dekaliter. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

dekaliter

noun
deka·​li·​ter ˈdek-ə-ˌlēt-ər How to pronounce dekaliter (audio)
: a unit of capacity equal to 10 liters see metric system

Medical Definition

dekaliter

noun
deka·​li·​ter
variants or decaliter or chiefly British decalitre
: a metric unit of capacity equal to 10 liters
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