decameter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n decameter a metric unit of length equal to ten meters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Decameter A measure of length in the metric system; ten meters, equal to about 393.7 inches.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n decameter In the metric system, a measure of length, consisting of 10 meters, and equal to 393.7 English inches, or 32.8 feet. Also dekameter.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. décamètre,; Gr. de`ka ten + mètre,. See Meter

Usage

In literature:

A decimeter is one-tenth of that, namely, 3.937 inches; and a decameter 39.37, or ten times the meter, and so on.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
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In science:

Ryabov, et al., 1997, Groundbased high sensitivity radio astronomy at decameter wavelengths, in “Planetary Radio Emissions IV”, H.O.
Motivation and possibilities of affordable low-frequency radio interferometry in space
The probability of detection of the anomalous intense pulses thus does not exceed several percents at Decameter wave range.
On the Present and Future of Pulsar Astronomy
These sources include brown dwarfs such as BD LP944−20, from which radio flares have recently been detected (Berger et al. 2001), and Jupiter, which has long been known to emit radio flares at decameter wavelengths (Aubier et al. 2000; Lecacheux et al. 1998).
Searches for Fast Radio Transients
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