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## decimeter [dm]

### Definition

The decimeter [dm] is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). It is defined as one-tenth of a meter, which makes it equal to 10 centimeters or 0.1 meters.

### History/Origin

The use of the decimeter dates back to the late 18th century when the metric system was first introduced in France. The decimeter was one of the original base units of the metric system and was defined as one-tenth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole. In 1795, the definition was revised to be one-tenth of a meter, which is the definition that is still used today.

### Current Use

The decimeter is not commonly used as a standalone unit in many fields, but it is frequently used in combination with other units to express measurements of length or distance. For example, the decimeter is often used in the textile industry to measure the width of fabric or in the construction industry to measure the height of walls or the thickness of materials. It is also sometimes used in scientific research and engineering to express very small distances, such as the size of microscopic structures or the width of electrical components.

## meter [m]

### Definition:

The meter (m) is the fundamental unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).

### History/Origin:

The meter was originally defined as one ten-millionth of the distance between the North Pole and the Equator along the meridian passing through Paris.

### Current use:

The meter is widely used in science, engineering, and everyday life to express distances, dimensions, and sizes of physical objects.