Definition of hectare
: a unit of area equal to 10,000 square meters — see metric system table
Recent Examples of hectare from the Web
Commercial tobacco farming is a worldwide industry that involves 124 countries and occupies 4.3 million hectares of agricultural land.
Luis Fernando Zorro, 40, says the government paid him $34,000 to host the FARC camp on 12 hectares of his farm for six months.
Corn yield dropped 30 percent after July, dragging down estimates from an initial 6.5 million to 4.5 million tons from 1.2 hectares.
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Origin and Etymology of hectare
French, from hect- + are 2are
First Known Use: 1810See Words from the same year
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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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