# Definition:Dekametre

## Dekametre

The dekametre is a metric unit of length.

 $\ds$  $\ds 1$ dekametre $\ds$ $=$ $\ds 10$ metres $\ds$ $=$ $\ds 100$ decimetres $\ds$ $=$ $\ds 1000$ centimetres $\ds$ $=$ $\ds 10 \, 000$ millimetres

## Also known as

The word dekametre is also spelt decametre, but that easily confused with decimetre and so is not preferred on $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$.

The US spelling is dekameter or decameter.