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hecto-

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English

Etymology

From French from Ancient Greek ἑκατόν (hekaton), hundred).

Prefix

SI prefix
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hecto- (or, before a vowel hect-)

  1. In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 100. Symbol: h

Usage notes

This prefix is not used in official scientific contexts. For example, "1 hm" (one hectometre) is written instead as either "100 m" or "0.1 km".

Translations

See also


French

Prefix

hecto-

  1. hecto-

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