The Full Wiki

Decimetre: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1 decimetre =
SI units
0.10000 m 100.00 mm
US customary / Imperial units
0.32808 ft 3.9370 in

A decimetre (American spelling: decimeter, symbol dm) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one tenth of a metre, the current SI base unit of length. In simple words there are 10 cm in a decimetre. It can be written in scientific notations as 100×10−3 m (engineering notation) or 1 E-1 m (exponential notation) — meaning 100 × 1 mm or 1 m / 10 respectively. The c is pronounced as /s/, unlike in decametre. A cubic decimetre, which is a measurement of volume, is equivalent to one litre (other than between 1901 and 1964 where there was a slight difference between the two).

See also


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address