decimeter

[des-uh-mee-ter]
Also especially British, dec·i·me·tre.

Origin of decimeter

From the French word décimètre, dating back to 1800–10. See deci-, meter1
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British Dictionary definitions for decimetre

decimetre

US decimeter

noun
  1. one tenth of a metreSymbol: dm
Derived Formsdecimetric (ˌdɛsɪˈmɛtrɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for decimetre

decimeter

n.

1809, from deci- + meter (n.2).

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