# ››Convert metre to dekametre

 meters dekametre

How many meters in 1 dekametre? The answer is 10.
We assume you are converting between metre and dekametre.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 1 meters, or 0.1 dekametre.
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# ››Definition: Meter

The metre, symbol: m, is the basic unit of distance (or of "length", in the parlance of the physical sciences) in the International System of Units. The internationally-accepted spelling of the unit in English is "metre", although the American English spelling meter is a common variant. However, both American and non-American forms of English agree that the spelling "meter" should be used as a suffix in the names of measuring devices such as chronometers and micrometers.

# ››Definition: Dekameter

A decametre (American spelling: dekameter, symbol: dam) is a measurement of distance equal to ten metres. This measure is included mostly for completeness. It very rarely has any practical application.

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