Definition of decagram in English:


(also dekagram)

Pronunciation /ˈdekəˌɡram/ /ˈdɛkəˌɡræm/


  • A metric unit of mass or weight, equal to 10 grams.

    ‘These weights are in decagrams, the most common measure for market goods in Poland. 100 decagrams = 1 kilogram. 1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds.’
    • ‘It happened because yesterday I weighed 20 decagrams of noodles and sneaked a spoonful.’
    • ‘Thus 20 decagrams of sugar is approximately 1 cup of sugar.’
    • ‘Coral reefs are among the most productive habitats, producing 2,000 decagrams of carbon per square meter per year, and the oldest, 400 million years.’
    • ‘Most members of his unit died of hunger, since the daily rations was 20 decagrams of bread.’