Hecto definition

hektō, hektə
In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 100. Symbol: h.
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One hundred (102 ).

Hectare.

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One hundred; the factor 102

Hectogram.

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Origin of hecto

  • Fr, contr < Gr hekaton, hundred

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • French alteration of Greek hekaton hundred dekm̥ in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French, from Ancient Greek ἑκατόν (hekaton, “hundred”).

    From Wiktionary