decameter

[ dek-uh-mee-ter ]
/ ˈdɛk əˌmi tər /

noun


Nearby words

  1. decalitre,
  2. decalogue,
  3. decameron,
  4. decameron, the,
  5. decamerous,
  6. decametre,
  7. decametric,
  8. decamp,
  9. decan,
  10. decanal

dekameter

or dec·a·me·ter

[ dek-uh-mee-ter ]
/ ˈdɛk əˌmi tər /

noun

a unit of length equal to 10 meters (32.81 feet). Abbreviation: dam
Also especially British, dek·a·me·tre.

Origin of dekameter

From the French word décamètre, dating back to 1800–10. See deka-, meter1

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