deccayard

English translation: decayard (10 yards)

11:07 Mar 11, 2011
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Science - Metrology / technical drawing
English term or phrase: deccayard
I came accross this term in a test concerning technical drawing. There is a question about units usually used to define dimensions. The possible answers are inches, feet, yards and deccayard (in singular). Could anyone tell me if this name is correct (I suspect the text was translated from German). If so, what kind of unit is it? Thanks in advance!
Letra
Poland
Local time: 23:26
Selected answer:decayard (10 yards)
Explanation:
It seems weird to use a decimal prefix to a non-decimal unit, but it can't be anything else. BTW it's spelt with single 'c'.

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Note added at 8 mins (2011-03-11 11:16:31 GMT)
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"i agree that fractional points are better. i see football in yards, not decayards."
http://www.thegamerslab.com/community/eafl-community/34449-e...

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Note added at 14 mins (2011-03-11 11:21:54 GMT)
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There are kiloyards, kilomiles, hectomiles, decamiles etc.
http://www.convertunits.com/info/kiloyard
http://deathbymountain.blogspot.com/2010/08/275-decamiles.ht...

... but people agree it's silly :)
"Perhaps you could work around it by listing mileage rates per
hundred miles and enter a 17 mile trip as 0.17 "hundred miles" or
"miles/100"? As silly as that sounds, it is probably better than
hectomiles."
http://www.accountantforums.com/invoice-calculations-t66939....
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kamilw
Local time: 23:26
Grading comment
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4 +3decayard (10 yards)
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decayard (10 yards)


Explanation:
It seems weird to use a decimal prefix to a non-decimal unit, but it can't be anything else. BTW it's spelt with single 'c'.

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Note added at 8 mins (2011-03-11 11:16:31 GMT)
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"i agree that fractional points are better. i see football in yards, not decayards."
http://www.thegamerslab.com/community/eafl-community/34449-e...

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Note added at 14 mins (2011-03-11 11:21:54 GMT)
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There are kiloyards, kilomiles, hectomiles, decamiles etc.
http://www.convertunits.com/info/kiloyard
http://deathbymountain.blogspot.com/2010/08/275-decamiles.ht...

... but people agree it's silly :)
"Perhaps you could work around it by listing mileage rates per
hundred miles and enter a 17 mile trip as 0.17 "hundred miles" or
"miles/100"? As silly as that sounds, it is probably better than
hectomiles."
http://www.accountantforums.com/invoice-calculations-t66939....


kamilw
Local time: 23:26
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Bashiqa: Is this an English word?
3 mins
  -> I don't think it's really correct, I'm just explaining it (see my added note).

agree  British Diana
1 hr
  -> thanks!

agree  Jörgen Slet
5 hrs
  -> thanks!

agree  Polangmar
12 hrs
  -> dzięki!
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