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or dek·a·me·ter  (dĕk′ə-mē′tər)
n. Abbr. dam or dkm
A metric unit of length equal to 10 meters.


or dec•a•me•ter

(ˈdɛk əˌmi tər)

a unit of length equal to 10 meters (32.81 ft.). Abbr.: dam
[1800–10; < French]
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Noun1.decameter - a metric unit of length equal to ten meters
metric linear unit - a linear unit of distance in metric terms
m, meter, metre - the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
hectometer, hectometre, hm - a metric unit of length equal to 100 meters
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