hectometer

noun
hec·​to·​me·​ter | \ ˈhek-tə-ˌmē-tər How to pronounce hectometer (audio) , hek-ˈtä-mə-tər How to pronounce hectometer (audio) \

Definition of hectometer

: a unit of length equal to 100 meters — see Metric System Table

First Known Use of hectometer

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hectometer

French hectomètre, from hect- + mètre meter

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The first known use of hectometer was in 1810

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“Hectometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hectometer. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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hectometer

noun
hec·​to·​me·​ter | \ ˈhek-tə-ˌmē-tər How to pronounce hectometer (audio) \

Kids Definition of hectometer

: a unit of length in the metric system equal to 100 meters

hectometer

noun
hec·​to·​me·​ter
variants: or chiefly British hectometre \ ˈhek-​tə-​ˌmēt-​ər, hek-​ˈtäm-​ət-​ər How to pronounce hectometer (audio) \

Medical Definition of hectometer

: a metric unit of length equal to 100 meters

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