deci-


  1. a combining form meaning “tenth,” used in words denoting units of the metric system (deciliter); on this model, extended to other systems (decibel).

Origin of deci-

1
<French déci-<Latin decimus tenth

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British Dictionary definitions for deci-

deci-

prefix
  1. denoting one tenth; 10 –1: decimetre Symbol: d

Origin of deci-

1
from French déci-, from Latin decimus tenth

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Scientific definitions for deci-

deci-

  1. A prefix that means “one tenth,” as in deciliter, one tenth of a liter.

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