## decimetre

**Decimetre** is a subdivision of the

**metre** unit. The

**deci** prefix stands for 0.1 therefore, 1 decimetre = 0.1 metre units.

**Metre** is a unit of measurement of length. The definition for metre is the following:

1 metre is the distance light travels in 1/299 792 458 of a second in vacuum.

The symbol for decimetre is

**dm**## centimeter

**Centimeter** is a subdivision of the

**meter** unit. The

**centi** prefix stands for 0.01 therefore, 1 centimeter = 0.01 meter units.

**Meter** is a unit of measurement of length. The definition for meter is the following:

1 centimeter is 0.01 meters

The symbol for centimeter is

**cm**