Definition:Metric System/Scaling Prefixes/hecto-

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hecto- is the Système Internationale d'Unités metric scaling prefix denoting a multiplier of $10^2$.


$\mathrm h$

The Système Internationale d'Unités symbol for the metric scaling prefix hecto, denoting $10^{\, 2 }$, is $\mathrm { h }$.

Its $\LaTeX$ code is \mathrm {h} .

Linguistic Note

The prefixes hecto- and hect- are from the Classical Greek ἑκατόν (hekatón), meaning hundred.