hectometer
noun Etymology: French hectomètre, from hect- + mètre meter Date: 1810 — see metric system table

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  • Hectometer — Hec to*me ter, Hectometre Hec to*me tre, n. [F. ? hectom[ e]tre, fr. Gr. ? hundred + F. m[ e]tre a meter.] A measure of length, equal to a hundred meters. It is equivalent to 328.09 feet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hectometer — [hek′tōmēt′ər, hek′təmēt΄ər] n. [Fr hectomètre: see HECTO & METER1] one hundred meters (109.361 yards): abbrev. hm Brit. sp.Brit. hectometre …   English World dictionary

  • hectometer — /hek teuh mee teuhr/, n. a unit of length equal to 100 meters, or 328.08 feet. Abbr.: hm Also, hektometer; esp. Brit., hectometre. [1800 10; < F hectomètre. See HECTO , METER] * * * …   Universalium

  • hectometer — hec·to·me·ter or chiefly Brit hec·to·me·tre hek tə .mēt ər, hek täm ət ər n a metric unit of length equal to 100 meters …   Medical dictionary

  • hectometer — n. metric unit of length equal to 100 meters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hectometer — hec·to·meter …   English syllables

  • hectometer — hec•to•me•ter or hektometer [[t]ˈhɛk təˌmi tər[/t]] n. wam a unit of length equal to 100 meters (328.08 ft.) Abbr.: hm • Etymology: 1800–10; < F hectomètre …   From formal English to slang

  • hectometer — (hm)    a metric unit of distance equal to 100 meters, 328.084 feet, or 109.361 yards. This unit isn t used much in everyday life in metric countries, but it appears in various scientific contexts …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • hectometer — noun a metric unit of length equal to 100 meters • Syn: ↑hectometre, ↑hm • Hypernyms: ↑metric linear unit • Part Holonyms: ↑kilometer, ↑kilometre, ↑km, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hm — • hectometer …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

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