Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A metric unit of length equal to 10 meters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. US spelling of decametre.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A measure of length in the metric system; ten meters, equal to about 393.7 inches.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the metric system, a measure of length, consisting of 10 meters, and equal to 393.7 English inches, or 32.8 feet. Also dekameter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a metric unit of length equal to ten meters

Etymologies

deca- +‎ meter (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Those are meter -- no, decameter antennas -- judging by their size.

    A Meeting with Medusa

  • The scientists on Ganymede, largest of Jupiter's many moons, now thought that they could predict the onset of a decameter storm; their accuracy was about as good as a weather forecaster's of the early

    A Meeting with Medusa

  • The decameter outbursts that sometimes made Jupiter the most powerful radio source in the whole sky had been discovered back in the 1950s, to the utter astonishment of the astronomers.

    A Meeting with Medusa

  • Those are meter-no, decameter antennas-judging by their size.

    The Wind from The Sun

  • The scientists on Ganymede, largest of Jupiter's many moons, now thought that they could predict the onset of a decameter storm; their accuracy was about as good as a weather forecaster's of the early 1900's.

    The Wind from The Sun

  • The decameter outbursts that sometimes made Jupiter the most powerful radio source in the whole sky had been discovered back in the 1950's, to the utter astonishment of the astronomers.

    The Wind from The Sun

  • A decimeter is one-tenth of that, namely, 3.937 inches; and a decameter

    Practical Mechanics for Boys

  • Hauled along by a network of mag-beams converging from a score of space tugs came the Conference Disk, two hectometers in diameter and a decameter thick at its hub.

    The Universe — or Nothing

  • Areas of land are calculated in square decameters, the decameter being approximately twenty-five one-thousandths of an acre.

    The Metric System

  • Ten meters make one decameter; ten decameters make one hectometer; ten hectometers make one kilometer, and ten kilometers make one myriameter.

    The Metric System

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