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hectare

or hek·tare

[ hek-tair ]
/ ˈhɛk tɛər /
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noun

a unit of surface, or land, measure equal to 100 ares, or 10,000 square meters: equivalent to 2.471 acres. Abbreviation: ha

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Origin of hectare

From French, dating back to 1800–10; see origin at hect-, are2
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British Dictionary definitions for hectare

hectare
/ (ˈhɛktɑː) /

noun

one hundred ares. 1 hectare is equivalent to 10 000 square metres or 2.471 acresSymbol: ha

Word Origin for hectare

C19: from French; see hecto-, are ²
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