Definition of Hectare

1. Noun. (abbreviated 'ha') a unit of surface area equal to 100 ares (or 10,000 square meters).

Generic synonyms: Area Unit, Square Measure
Terms within: Ar, Are

Definition of Hectare

1. n. A measure of area, or superficies, containing a hundred ares, or 10,000 square meters, and equivalent to 2.471 acres.

Definition of Hectare

1. Noun. A unit of surface area (''symbol'' ha) equal to 100 ares (that is, 10,000 square metres, one hundredth of a square kilometre, or approximately 2.5 acres), used for measuring the areas of geographical features such as land and bodies of water. ¹

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Definition of Hectare

1. a unit of area [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hectare

1. A measure of area, or superficies, containing a hundred ares, or 10,000 square meters, and equivalent to 2.471 acres. Origin: F, fr. Gr. Hundred + F. Are an are. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hectare

heckler's veto
heckuva job
hectare (current term)
hectic flush

Literary usage of Hectare

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1. Ecology and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet by C. John Ralph (1997)
"... federal lands database DBH 1 Average diameter (centimeters) at breast height ( 1.4 m) for the dominant species BA1 Basal area (m:/hectare) for dominant ..."

2. Population and Food in the Early Twenty-First Century: Meeting Future Food by Nurul Islam (1995)
"Some yield takeoff appears to have occurred at below 1700 kilograms per hectare; in China, for example, yield takeoff in wheat appears to have occurred at ..."

3. Adoption of Hybrid Maize in Zambia: Effects on Gender Roles, Food by Shubh K. Kumar (1994)
"Adult male labor on the smallest size farms (less than 1 hectare) is 734 hours per hectare, and this is reduced by 84 percent to 120 hours per hectare in ..."

4. Labor in the Rural Household Economy of the Zairian Basin by Tshikala B. Tshibaka (1992)
"required per hectare to slash, burn, and clear the land. The intensity of labor use is also affected by the type of tools used to perform different farm ..."

5. Irrigation in Egypt by Julien Hippolyte Eugène Barois, United States Army. Corps of Engineers (1889)
"study that there was needed a constant discharge of 55 centiliters per second per hectare. Linant de Beliefernd« indicates in his works also, as a quantity ..."

6. Rapid Food Production Growth in Selected Developing Countries: A Comparative by Kenneth Leroy Bachman, Leonardo A. Paulino (1979)
"Growth in crop area solely sustained food production increases in Ghana, the Sudan, and Paraguay, which experienced declines in output per hectare. ..."

7. Food in the Third World: Past Trends and Projections to 2000 by Leonardo A. Paulino (1986)
"These large differences arise because area expansion in China was extremely slow and growth of output per hectare was extremely rapid during this reference ..."

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