Decimeter to Meter Converter
Welcome to the decimeter to meter converter, a fast and easy tool that performs the conversion of meter to decimeter and vice versa. In this article, we will go over the following topics:
 What does decimeter mean?
 How to use the decimeter to meter converter.
 How to convert 1 decimeter to meters and vice versa.
 How many decimeters are in a meter?
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.What does decimeter mean?
TL;DR → 1 meter is equal to 10 decimeters.
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The prefix "deci" comes from Latin, decimus, which means "tenth". Therefore, 1 decimeter is equal to onetenth of a meter! The abbreviation of decimeter is dm, just like a meter is abbreviated in m. This unit is part of the International System of Units (SI, from French, Système international d'unités), used by over 195 countries in the world, alongside the system's base unit, the meter. The Imperial System is another widely recognized measurement system currently used in the United States, Liberia, and Myanmar.
1 decimeter is equal to:
 100 millimeters (mm);
 10 centimeters (cm);
 0.1 meters (m);
 0.0001 kilometers;
 31.5 eighths of an inch (^{1}/_{8} in);
 3.94 inches (in);
 0.33 feet (ft); and
 0.000062 miles (mi).
How to use the decimeter to meter converter
Our decimeter to meter converter is very simple to use. All you have to do is input a desired length in one of the two units, and the conversion will be computed automatically. How easy is that?
As a bonus, we have included a third field in the More conversion options
section that allows you to convert your result into another unit of your choice, for example, in inches, feet, or kilometers.
If you want to convert 1 decimeter to meters manually, you have to divide by 10:
meters = decimeters / 10
For example:
34.98 dm / 10 = 3.498 m
On the other hand, if you want to convert 1 meter to decimeters, you have to multiply by 10:
decimeters = meters × 10
For instance:
76.4 m × 10 = 764 dm
Remember that dm is the abbreviation of decimeters.
How many decimeters are in a meter?
There are 10 decimeters in a meter. To do a conversion of decimeters to meters, you need to divide the length by 10, for example:
43 dm / 10 = 4.3 m
Going from meters to decimeters, you will need to multiply instead, for instance:
56.4 m × 10 = 564 dm
What is a decimeter?
A decimeter is a unit of measurement of length of the metric system, otherwise known as the International System of Units (SI). It is equal to onetenth of a meter, which is the base unit of the SI. A decimeter is approximately equal to 3.94 inches.
How do I convert m to dm?
To convert meters (m) to decimeters (dm), follow these steps:

Note down the length in meters. Let's say you want to convert 12 m.

Multiply by the conversion factor 10:
meters = decimeters × 10 = 12 × 10 = 120.

Now you know there are 120 decimeters in 12 meters.
How do I convert 77.8 dm to m?
To convert 77.8 dm to meters (m), you need to divide the length in decimeters by 10.
77.8 dm / 10 = 7.78 m
You can do this with any length in decimeters. If you want to convert meters into decimeters, you need to multiply by 10 instead.