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Definition of "hectare" []

  • A metric unit of area equal to 100 ares (2.471 acres). See Table at measurement. (noun)
  • One hundred ares. 1 hectare is equivalent to 10 000 square metres or 2.471 acres (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • One hundred ares. 1 hectare is equivalent to 10 000 square metres or 2.471 acres (noun)

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Use "hectare" in a sentence
  • "By the way I understand, probably incorrectly, that the use of hectarea instead of hectare is a Mexican idiosyncracy."
  • "But by using the high-yielding varieties, fertilizing heavily, sowing at the right time, and managing the fields properly, the same farmer can now harvest five tons of wheat and seven tons of rice per hectare from the same land, a total of twelve metric tons of food grain per hectare per year, as contrasted with the two and a half tons which he obtained with the old varieties and methods."
  • "This year, Afghan poppies yielded 56 kg of opium per hectare, which is a 15 percent increase over 2008 and five times more than what opium farmers yield in the Golden Triangle of South-east Asia."