deka

deka-

a combining form meaning “ten,” used in the names of metric units which are ten times the size of the unit denoted by the base word: dekaliter. Also, especially before a vowel, dek-.
Compare deci-.


Origin:
< Greek deka-, combining form of déka ten

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deka- or dek-
 
combining form
variants of deca-
 
dek- or dek-
 
combining form

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deka- or dek-
pref.
Variants of deca-.

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