decimeter

[des-uh-mee-ter]
noun
a unit of length equal to 1/10 (0.1) meter. Abbreviation: dm
Also, especially British, decimetre.


Origin:
1800–10; < French décimètre. See deci-, meter1

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decimetre or decimeter (ˈdɛsɪˌmiːtə)
 
n
dm one tenth of a metre
 
decimeter or decimeter
 
n
 
decimetric or decimeter
 
adj

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decimeter
1809, from deci- + meter.
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These approaches provide geo-referenced lakebed measures at meter horizontal and decimeter vertical resolution.
The grids were further converted into decimeter integer grids to reduce size.
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