a combining form meaning “tenth,” used in words denoting units of the metric system (deciliter); on this model, extended to other systems (decibel).
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Origin of deci-
< French déci- < Latin decimus tenth
Words nearby deci-
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British Dictionary definitions for deci-
denoting one tenth; 10 –1decimetre Symbol: d
Word Origin for deci-
from French déci-, from Latin decimus tenth
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Medical definitions for deci-
One tenth (10-1):decibel.
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Scientific definitions for deci-
A prefix that means one tenth, as in deciliter, one tenth of a liter.
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