# Convert Decametre [dam] to...

Decametre | |
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Unit system | metric |

Unit of | length |

Symbol | dam |

Unit conversions | |

1 dam in ... |
... is equal to ... |

SI units | 10 m |

Imperial/US unit(s) | 10.936 yd 393.70 in |

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Kilometre [km] | |

Hectometre [hm] | |

Decametre [dam] | |

Metre [m] | |

Decimetre [dm] | |

Centimetre [cm] | |

Millimetre [mm] | |

Micrometre [µm] | |

Nanometre [nm] | |

Angstrom [Å] |

British/Imperial | Conversion |
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League | |

Mile [mi] | |

Furlong | |

Chain | |

Rod [rd] | |

Yard [yd] | |

Foot [ft] | |

Link | |

Hand | |

Inch [in] | |

Line | |

Mil [mil] | |

Thou [thou] |

Nautical | Conversion |
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Sea mile | |

Fathom |

Astronomical | Conversion |
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Parsec [pc] | |

Light Year | |

Astronomical Unit [AE] | |

Light Minute | |

Light Second |

A **decametre** is a very rarely used unit of length in the metric system, equal to ten metres. This measure is included in the SI mostly for completeness: in principle, any combination of prefix and unit can be written, but many are rarely used in practice.

One practical use of the **decameter** is for altitude of geopotential heights in meteorology. Meteorologists also use another seldom encountered SI prefix: hecto- in hectopascal (hPa). The volumetric form cubic decametre is convenient for describing large volumes of water such as in rivers and lakes.

The square decametre (dam^{2}) also known as the are (a), is the basis for the hectare (100 dam^{2}), the standard metric unit of land registry.

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Decametre", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.