Words nearby hekto-
WORDS THAT USE HEKTO-
What does hekto- mean?
What are variants of hekto-?
In most instances, hekto- is spelled with a -c-, becoming hecto-.
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Examples of hekto-
One example of a technical term that features the combining form hekto- is hektometer, “a unit of length equal to 100 meters.” Hektometer comes from the French hectomètre, which uses the equivalent of the form hekto-.
The hekto- portion of the word means “hundred,” while the -meter portion of the word here means “meter,” as in “the fundamental unit of length in the metric system.” Hektometer literally translates to “hundred meters.”
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