deka-


a combining form meaning “ten,” used in the names of metric units which are ten times the size of the unit denoted by the base word: dekaliter.Also especially before a vowel, dek-.
Compare deci-.

Origin of deka-

< Greek deka-, combining form of déka ten
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British Dictionary definitions for deka-

deka-

dek-

combining form

variants of deca-

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Medicine definitions for deka-

deka-

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Variants ofdeca-

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