# prefixes: "cent-", "centi-","dec-", "deca-"

## 8 terms · hundred, ten

### centennial (adj)

An event that occurs every 100 years; a 100th anniversary.

The university's centennial celebration will be held on its hundredth anniversary.

### centimeter (n)

a unit of length in the metric system. It takes 100 to equal 1 meter.

Most classroom rulers measure inches and centimeters.

### centipede (n)

an arthropod with perhaps 100 legs
The centipede has a segmented body.

### century (n)

a period of 100 years

A century ago most people walked to work.

### decade (n)

a period of 10 years

The tragedy of 911 occurred a little over a decade ago.

### decagon (n)

a polygon with ten sides and ten angles

We studied the decagon in geometry.

### decathlon (n)

an athletic contest consisting of ten different events.

The decathlon included cycling, swimming and eight other events.

### decimal (n)

a number using the base of ten; a part of a whole based on groups of ten

Be sure to include the decimal point in your final answer.