hectare

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noun hect·are \ˈhek-ˌter, -ˌtär\

Origin and Etymology of hectare

French, from hect- + are 2are


First Known Use: 1810

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HECTARE Defined for English Language Learners

hectare

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noun hect·are \ˈhek-ˌter, -ˌtär\

Definition of hectare for English Language Learners

  • : a unit of area in the metric system that is equal to 10,000 square meters or 2.47 acres


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