dekameter

noun
deka·​me·​ter | \ ˈde-kə-ˌmē-tər How to pronounce dekameter (audio) \

Definition of dekameter

: a unit of length equal to 10 meters — see Metric System Table

First Known Use of dekameter

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dekameter was circa 1879

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“Dekameter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dekameter. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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dekameter

noun
deka·​me·​ter
variants: or decameter or chiefly British decametre \ -​ˌmēt-​ər How to pronounce dekameter (audio) \

Medical Definition of dekameter

: a metric unit of length equal to 10 meters

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