The hectometre (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures; SI symbol: hm) or hectometer (American spelling) is an uncommonly used unit of length in the metric system, equal to one hundred metres. The word comes from a combination of "metre" and the SI prefix "hecto-", meaning "hundred". A soccer field is approximately 1 hectometre in length. The hectare (ha), a common metric unit for land area, is equal to one square hectometre (hm2).
The Pyramid of Cheops is 138.8 metres high, which is 1.388 hectometres.
|1 hm in ...||... is equal to ...|
|SI units||100 m|
|imperial/US units|| 109.36 yd|
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The dictionary definition of hectometre at Wiktionary