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Definition of the noun decimeter

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noun - plural: decimeters

  1. a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • alternative spelling: decimetre
    • synonym of decimeter: dm
    • more generic term: metric linear unit = a linear unit of distance in metric terms
    • part of: m / meter / metre = the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    • part: centimeter / centimetre / cm = a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter

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Google previewA Compendium of the new system of Weights and Measures [of Portugal] ... Adapted for the use of schools in England by M. Dalhunty (1861)


A cubic decimeter is a volume likewise bounded by six plane surfaces each a square decimeter. § 88. A cubic centimeter is in the same manner bounded by square centimeters. To form an idea of this volume, conceive an ivory die, on every ...

Google previewProceedings of the Convention (1900)

by Canadian Education Association

The decimeter Is the hand — the breadth of the palm. The meter is the stride or long pace. The square millli- meter is the point. The square centimeter is the square nail. The square decimeter is the palm. The square meter is not much more ...

Google previewIonospheres (2009)

Physics, Plasma Physics, and Chemistry by Robert Schunk, Andrew Nagy

The S1 unit for concentration is moles per cubic decimeter (note that a cubic decimeter is a liter). However, in ionospheric work the common unit for number density is molecules per cubic centimeter (cm—3). The relatively low densities present in upper atmospheres imply that the most common reactions of importance in ionospheric chemistry are the two-body or bimolecular reactions represented by Equation (8.1). In the lower thermospheres, three-body or termolecular reactions may ...

Google previewThe Werner Arithmetic, Oral and Written, Book Two, Parts I and II (1896)

by Frank H. Hall

A decimeter is a tenth of a meter. A decameter is ten meters, ...

Google previewWord Master Vocabulary Level 9 (2007)

Seeing and Using Words Level 9 by EDCON Publishing Group

A decimeter is a measurement of length. 10. Tornadoes often decimate neighborhoods. G 1. Polytheist theories stress the concept of more than one God. 2. A miscreant is one who behaves criminally. 3. Many people find it difficult to accept miscegenation. 4. Many communes support polygamous relationships. 5. A philanthropist shows genuine concern for humanity. 6. Many charitable organizations appeal to philanthropy. 7. The philatelist owned a valuable collection of international ...

Google previewChemistry: The Molecular Science (2014)

by John W. Moore, Conrad L. Stanitski

Instead we use a cubic decimeter. (The prefix deci means 1/10, so a cubic decimeter is the volume of a cube 1/10 of a meter on a side, which is about the same volume ...

Google previewIntroduction to Technical Mathematics (1998)

With Problem Solving, Third Edition by Walter W. Leffin, George L. Henderson, Mary Van Beck Voelker, Fred C. Janusek

Thus, for practical usage, the cubic decimeter (a little more than a quart) is the most common metric unit of capacity measure. Another name for a cubic decimeter is the liter ...

Google previewA Brief History of Numbers (2015)

by Leo Corry

additional prefixes, which are, however, much less common in daytoday usage: for example , decimeter is a onetenth of a meter and a decameter denotes ten meters. The continued use of prefixes like “kilo” or “milli” is an interesting source of common mistakes.

Google previewThe Standard Intermediate-school Dictionary of the English Language (1899)

Designed to Give the Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning, and Etymology of about 38,000 Words and Phrases in the Speech and Literature of the English-speaking Peoples ... by James Champlin Fernald

Decimeter. decl. Declension, declination. decoct. Decoctum (decoction). def. Defined, definite, definition. def., deft. Defendant. dear. Degree. rickiig. Dekagram . dckul. Dekaliter. dekain. Dekameter. Del. Delaware (official), delegate. Dciii.

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