- a unit of length equal to 1/10 (0.1) meter. Abbreviation: dm
Also especially British, dec·i·me·tre.
Origin of decimeter
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Examples from the Web for decimeter
In the "Children's House" days they had the long stair rods which contain the meter and its decimeter subdivisions.Montessori Elementary Materials
Five of them placed in a row will, of course, give the length of the decimeter; and two of them will weigh a decagram.
We may estimate it at 1/3 or 1/4 of an ohm for polar surfaces one decimeter square, separated by a distance of five centimeters.
They gird the body with belts interwoven from brass wire a decimeter or so in width.
Word Origin and History for decimeter
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