# Metric prefix meaning one tenth?

The metric prefix meaning one tenth is deci as in decimeter

### What is one tenth?

one tenth is 1 over ten. you know, the fraction, or when you cut a cake into ten pieces and you take one that means you took one tenth of the cake. 1/10 = 0.1 as a decimal In the metric system one tenth of a unit is denoted by the deci- prefix and written with a small g. For example a decigram (1 dg) is one tenth of a gram (0.1 g).

### Is 'deci-' equal to 10 or 1000?

It's equal to neither. The prefix 'deci-' comes from the ancient, classical Latin language and into the English language by way of the French. The original Latin term is 'decimus', which means 'tenth'. The meaning in French is 'one-tenth', particularly in reference to the metric system of standard measures and weights that the French Revolutionaries set up. Likewise, the English meaning is 'one-tenth' of a unit of measure. Therefore, 'deci-' isn't equal to either 10…

### How much is milli deci kilo and meter?

Milli is a prefix that means one-thousandth, deci is a prefix meaning one-tenth, and kilo is a prefix meaning one thousand. A meter is 39.37 inches; therefore a millimeter is a small measurement (about 0.04 in), the decimeter is not a term used very often (3.937 in) and the kilometer is a measurement over a half mile(about 0.62 miles).

### What is the difference between a Deci and a Deca?

Deci- is a prefix which is used to mean "one tenth" - for example, a decimetre is a unit of length equal to one tenth of a metre. Also, interestingly, the original meaning of the word "decimate", nowadays meaning "to eliminate in large numbers" originally meant, when referring to Roman soldiers, to "kill one in every ten". Deca- is a prefix which is used to mean "ten" - using a similar example, a decametre is…