Definition of decameter in English:

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decameter

Pronunciation: /ˈdekəˌmēdər/
(also dekameter , abbreviation dam or dkm)

noun

A metric unit of length, equal to 10 meters.
Example sentences
  • In this study, we also used the horizontal visibility data determined by meteorological observers in decameters (dm).
  • ‘There's a boat on our tail, and they sent a warning shot about fifty decameters from the boat,’ Armon yelled.

Derivatives

decametric

Pronunciation: /ˌdekəˈmetrik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The other big problem is that Jupiter does not transmit constantly at decametric wavelengths.
  • A brief historical summary is followed by a review of current observations of Jupiter's decametric radiation.
  • The emissions we can hear are often referred to as decametric noise storms, because the waves are tens of meters long.

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Syllabification: dec·a·me·ter

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