Definition of hectometer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhektəˌmēdər/
(British hectometre , abbreviation hm)


A metric unit of length equal to one hundred meters.
Example sentences
  • Spain's rivers receive approximately 106,000 cubic hectometres of water from rain and snow.
  • The template is removed and the original decimal point erased leaving a resultant number in hectometers.
  • Multiply a hectometre by 10 and get a kilometre.

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Syllabification: hec·to·me·ter

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