decimeter
noun Etymology: French décimètre, from déci- deci- + mètre meter Date: 1809 — see metric system table

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  • Decimeter — Dec i*me ter, Decimetre Dec i*me tre, n. [F. d[ e]cim[ e]tre; pref. d[ e]ci tenth (fr. L. decimus) + m[ e]tre. See {Meter}.] A measure of length in the metric system; one tenth of a meter, equal to 3.937 inches. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decimeter — 1809, from DECI (Cf. deci ) + METER (Cf. meter) (n.2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • decimeter — [des′imēt΄ərdes′i mēt΄ər] n. [Fr décimètre: see DECI & METER1] one tenth of a meter (3.937 inches): abbrev. dm: Brit. sp. decimetre [des′imēt΄ər] …   English World dictionary

  • Decimeter — En decimeter er en længdeenhed der er lig med 10 centimeter eller 1/10 meter …   Danske encyklopædi

  • déciméter — tra m (ẹ̑ ẹ̄) dolžinska mera, desetina metra: en meter in tri decimetre / kvadratni decimeter …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

  • decimeter — de|ci|me|ter sb., en, decimeter, ne (fork.: dm) …   Dansk ordbog

  • decimeter — s ( n, decimeter äv. decimetrar) MÅTT tiondels meter …   Clue 9 Svensk Ordbok

  • decimeter — decimetras statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Dalinis SI ilgio matavimo vienetas. Žymimas dm: 1 dm = 0,1 m. atitikmenys: angl. decimeter vok. Dezimeter, n rus. дециметр, m pranc. décimètre, m …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • decimeter — (dm)    a fairly common metric unit of distance equal to 10 centimeters or 3.9370 inches. The decimeter is very close to the hand, a traditional English unit …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • decimeter — noun a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑decimetre, ↑dm • Hypernyms: ↑metric linear unit • Part Holonyms: ↑meter, ↑metre, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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