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 History of this Word

"deci" is from "decimus" (tenth) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"deci-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "tenth (0.1)" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

deci- illustration Half a litre of orange juice contains seven and a half decigrams of potassium.
deci- illustration That means it hopes to reach sales of 14 million deciliters of vodka.