# What does the prefix deci means?

## What does the prefix deci means?

one tenth
Deci (symbol d) is a decimal unit prefix in the metric system denoting a factor of one tenth. Proposed in 1793, and adopted in 1795, the prefix comes from the Latin decimus, meaning “tenth”. Since 1960, the prefix is part of the International System of Units (SI).

Category:English words prefixed with in-

• inquoracy.
• indextrinoid.
• indefinite.
• inedible.
• inequitable.
• intolerance.

## What is the Greek word for deci?

deci-prefix. Meaning a tenth part. Etymology: From decimus, tenth.

## What is the Milli prefix?

Milli (symbol m) is a unit prefix in the metric system denoting a factor of one thousandth (10−3). Proposed in 1793, and adopted in 1795, the prefix comes from the Latin mille, meaning one thousand (the Latin plural is milia). Since 1960, the prefix is part of the International System of Units (SI).

## What is the prefix for 10 1?

deci

Prefix Symbol Meaning
deci d 10-1
centi c 10-2
milli m 10-3
micro µ or mc 10-6

## What is the prefix centi mean?

English Language Learners Definition of centi- : hundred. : one hundredth part of something. centi- prefix.

## Where does the word Deci come from in Greek?

Deci- comes from the Latin decimus, meaning “tenth.” The word decimate, meaning “to destroy a great number or proportion of” comes from this same Latin root. Find out how at our entry for decimate. A similar word from Greek, déka, meaning “ten,” gives us the combining forms dec-, deca-, and deci-.

## Which is an example of the combining form Deci-?

One example of a technical term you may have encountered that features the combining form deci- is decimeter, “a unit of length equal to 1/10 of a meter.” Decimeter comes from the French décimètre, which uses the equivalent of the combining form deci -. The first part of the word, deci -, means “tenth,” as we have seen.

## When do you use the prefix deci in a unit?

Since 1960, the prefix is part of the International System of Units (SI). A frequent use of the prefix is in the unit deciliter (dl), common in food recipes; many European homes have a deciliter measure for flour, water, etc.

## Where does the word decimate come from in Greek?

The word decimate, meaning “to destroy a great number or proportion of” comes from this same Latin root. Find out how at our entry for decimate. A similar word from Greek, déka, meaning “ten,” gives us the combining forms dec-, deca-, and deci-.