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deci-(word root) tenth
Examples of words with the root deci-: decibel
One tenth (10-1): deciliter.
(Units) denoting one tenth; 10–1: decimetre. Symbol: d
[from French déci-, from Latin decimus tenth]
a combining form used initially in the names of units of measurement that are one tenth the size of the unit denoted by the second element of the compound: decibel; deciliter.
(Latin decimus tenth]
A prefix that means "one tenth," as in deciliter, one tenth of a liter.
Prefix meaning 1⁄10 in the metric system; e.g., a deciliter (dl) is a measure of liquid volume equal to 1⁄10 (0.01) litre.