decameter
I. noun Etymology: French décamètre, from déca- + mètre meter Date: 1810 dekameter II. noun Etymology: Greek dekametron, from deka- + metron measure, meter Date: 1821 a line of verse consisting of 10 metrical feet

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  • Decameter — Dec a*me ter, Decametre Dec a*me tre, n. [F. d[ e]cam[ e]tre; Gr. de ka ten + m[ e]tre. See {Meter}.] A measure of length in the metric system; ten meters, equal to about 393.7 inches. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decameter — [dek′ə mēt΄ər] n. [Fr décamètre: see DECA & METER1] DEKAMETER …   English World dictionary

  • decameter — /dek euh mee teuhr/, n. dekameter. * * * …   Universalium

  • decameter — Ten meters …   Medical dictionary

  • decameter — dec·a·me·ter || dekə‚miːtÉ™ n. unit of length equal to ten meters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decameter — dec•a•me•ter [[t]ˈdɛk əˌmi tər[/t]] n. wam dekameter …   From formal English to slang

  • decameter —   n. verse line of ten feet …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • decameter —   Kekamekele …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • decameter —    see dekameter …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • decameter — noun a metric unit of length equal to ten meters • Syn: ↑dekameter, ↑decametre, ↑dekametre, ↑dam, ↑dkm • Hypernyms: ↑metric linear unit • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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