Definition of Decimeter

1. Noun. A metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter.

Exact synonyms: Decimetre, Dm
Generic synonyms: Metric Linear Unit
Terms within: Centimeter, Centimetre, Cm
Group relationships: M, Meter, Metre



Definition of Decimeter

1. n. A measure of length in the metric system; one tenth of a meter, equal to 3.937 inches.

Definition of Decimeter

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of decimetre) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decimeter

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Decimeter

1. One-tenth of a meter. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decimeter

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Literary usage of Decimeter

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1. The Principles of Chemistry by Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev, Thomas Atkinson Lawson (1897)
"... whilst in vapour it burns) and the carbonic oxide remains as gas. In sodium works an iron tube, about a metre long and a decimeter Flo. 70. ..."

2. Primary Arithmetic by Mabel Bonsall, George E. Mercer (1907)
"10 centimeters are 1 decimeter. 1. Cut a stick 1 decimeter long. Mark the centimeters on your stick ... 10 centimeters = 1 decimeter 10 decimeters = 1 meter ..."

3. Bolivia [a Handbook] by International Bureau of the American Republics (1892)
"With border of metal, per cubic decimeter, package included . ... 169 Globes and screens, for lamps, per cubic decimeter of package . o43 Graduates, ..."

4. Mine Gases and Explosions: Text-book for Schools and Colleges and for by James Thom Beard (1908)
"The unit-of weight (mass) is the weight or mass of distilled water at maximum density whose volume is equal to one cubic decimeter, the weighing being ..."

5. The Werner Arithmetic, Oral and Written, Book Two, Parts I and II by Frank H. Hall (1896)
"A rectangular solid 1 decimeter long, 1 centimeter wide, and 1 centimeter ... A figure 1 decimeter long and 1 decimeter wide, contains square centimeters. ..."

6. A Laboratory Course in Physics of the Household to Accompany Lynde's Physics by Carleton John Lynde (1919)
"Draw a line and mark off a length of 1 decimeter. (NOTE. ... Divide the 1 decimeter into centimeters to find: 1 decimeter = cm. Draw a square, 1 decimeter ..."

7. The Principles of Thermodynamics: With Special Applications to Hot-air, Gas by Robert Röntgen (1880)
"For example, let us suppose one kilogram of water at 4°, that is at its greatest density, contained in a cylindrical vessel of one square decimeter in ..."

8. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1917)
"The unit of capacity is the liter, which contains the quantity of one cubic decimeter of distilled water at its greatest density, that is at the temperature ..."

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