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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A measure of length, equal to one-tenth of a meter.

Usage examples (30)
  • The measurements for the new window frame were off by one decimeter, so the new window did not properly fit inside it.
  • The unit of capacity, the liter, is a cubic decimeter, which is a little larger than the American liquid quart.
  • A decimeter is one-tenth of that, namely, 3.937 inches; and a decameter
  • The wolfman had claws nearly a decimeter long, on both his hands and his feet. for more
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