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n. Abbr. dg
A metric unit of mass or weight equal to one-tenth (10-1) of a gram.
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(ˈdɛsɪˌɡræm) or


(Units) a unit of measurement that is equivalent to one tenth of a gram
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(ˈdɛs ɪˌgræm)

a unit of mass or weight equal to 1/10 gram (1.543 grains). Abbr.: dg
[1800–10; < French]
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Noun1.decigram - 1/10 gram
metric weight unit, weight unit - a decimal unit of weight based on the gram
metric grain, grain - a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat
carat - a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
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Moreover, this instrument includes an integrated measuring unit for linear density i.e.; mass per unit length, expressed in dtex, which equals decigrams per kilometer.