Definitions for: Decimeter

[n] a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: decimetre, dm

See Also: centimeter, centimetre, cm, m, meter, metre, metric linear unit

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