Definitions

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  • n. An SI unit of length equal to 102 metres.

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  • n. a metric unit of length equal to 100 meters

Etymologies

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hecto- +‎ meter.

Examples

  • They take ten decametres and call it a hectometre, and then ten hectometres and call it a kilometre.

    The British and the Metric Systems

  • As the water is subsequently moved through the other pond stages, other impurities preciptate out and 95 percent of the water is eventually evaporated before the water is moved into the final ponds (referred to as the crystallizing ponds) where the sodium chloride precipitates out at about 40 acre (90 tonnes per hectometre) and is then mechanically harvested.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • As the water is subsequently moved through the other pond stages, other impurities preciptate out and 95 percent of the water is eventually evaporated before the water is moved into the final ponds (referred to as the crystallizing ponds) where the sodium chloride precipitates out at about 40 [[U. S customary units | ton]] s per [[U. S customary units | acre]] (90 tonnes per hectometre) and is then mechanically harvested.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

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