Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Decigram'
n : 1/10 gram [syn: dg]
- Decigram \Dec"i*gram\, Decigramme \Dec"i*gramme\, n. [F.
d['e]cigramme; pref. d['e]ci- tenth (fr. L. decimus) +
A weight in the metric system; one tenth of a gram, equal to
1.5432 grains avoirdupois.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Decigram'
The kilogram (symbol: kg) is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI, from the French Système international d'unités), which is almost exactly equal to the mass of one liter of water. It is the only SI base unit with an SI prefix as part of its name. It is also the only SI unit that is still defined by an artifact, whereas all other SI units have been redefined using a fundamental physical property that can be reproduced in adequately equipped laboratories.
In everyday usage, the mass of an object is often referred to as its weight though these are in fact different concepts and quantities. In scientific contexts, mass refers to the amount of matter in an object, whereas weight refers to the force experienced by an object due to gravity once it has come to rest against another object. making one kilogram approximately equal to 2.2046 avoirdupois pounds.[See more about Decigram at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]