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n. Abbr. dm
A metric unit of length equal to one-tenth (10-1) of a meter.


(ˈdɛs əˌmi tər)

a unit of length equal to 1/10 meter (3.937 in.). Abbr.: dm Also, esp. Brit.,dec′i•me`tre.
[1800–10; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decimeter - a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter
metric linear unit - a linear unit of distance in metric terms
centimeter, centimetre, cm - a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter
m, meter, metre - the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)


(ˈdesimiːtə) (American decimeter (ˈdesimiːtər) ) noun
a unit of length equal to 10 centimetres (3.937 inches).
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