Decametre

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Decametre
Unit systemmetric
Unit oflength
Symboldam 
Conversions
1 dam in ...... is equal to ...
   SI units   10 m
   imperial/US units   10.936 yd
 393.70 in

A decametre (International spelling[1][2]) (American spelling dekameter or decameter[3][4]) is a unit of length equal to ten metres. Its symbol is the dam.

A decametre is not used very often. It is sometimes used to measure heights in meteorology, while a cubic decametre is sometimes used for describing the volumes of rivers and lakes.

References[change | change source]

  1. Decimal multiples and submultiples of SI units, 2006, SI Brochure: The International System of Units (SI), 8th edition
  2. Unit of length (metre), 2006, SI Brochure: The International System of Units (SI), 8th edition
  3. The Two Classes of SI Units and the SI Prefixes, 2008, The NIST Guide for the Use of the International System of Units
  4. "Decametre definition and meaning". Collins Dictionary. Retrieved 27 July 2020.