|1 dam in ...||... is equal to ...|
|SI units||10 m|
|imperial/US units|| 10.936 yd|
A decametre (International spelling) (American spelling dekameter or decameter) 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]
- ↑ Decimal multiples and submultiples of SI units Archived 2019-03-30 at the Wayback Machine, 2006, SI Brochure: The International System of Units (SI), 8th edition
- ↑ Unit of length (metre) Archived 2019-03-01 at the Wayback Machine, 2006, SI Brochure: The International System of Units (SI), 8th edition
- ↑ The Two Classes of SI Units and the SI Prefixes, 2008, The NIST Guide for the Use of the International System of Units
- ↑ "Decametre definition and meaning". Collins Dictionary. Retrieved 27 July 2020.