**Tim Cook**answered

Dm is the commonly used abbreviation for the **decimeter**. A decimeter is one-tenth of a meter (i.e. 10 centimeters). The decameter, sometimes referred to as the dekameter, has the abbreviation dam, or dk. A decameter is one-hundredth of a kilometer (i.e. 100 meters).

**Other Unusual Metric Terms**

The megameter is the next term 'up' from the kilometer, and is equivalent to 1000 kilometers. For instance, the average distance between Earth and the Moon could be written as 384.4Mm instead of 384,400km. The micrometer, the next unit of measurement 'down' from the millimeter, is one one-thousandth of a millimeter. The micrometer has the abbreviation µm.

If can be tricky learning all the terms and abbreviations used throughout the metric systems, but there's plenty of help available online, such as this useful film: