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Meaning of DECIMETER

Pronunciation:  'desi`meetur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter
 

DECIMETER is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 3.973 inches, 10 cm, or 0.1 m.
 

 

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