Definitions for DECI-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a combining form used initially in the names of units of measurement that are one tenth the size of the unit denoted by the second element of the compound:
Category: Weights and Measures, Affix
Origin of deci-:
L decimus tenth
Meaning a tenth part.
In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10. Symbol: d
Origin: From decimus, tenth
Deci is a prefix in the metric system denoting a factor of one tenth. Adopted in 1795, the prefix comes from the Latin decimus, meaning tenth. Its most frequent use is in the non-SI unit, the decibel, used to measure sound intensity and many other ratios.
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