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hectare (n.)

1817, from French hectare "a hundred ares," formed from Latinized form of Greek hekaton "a hundred" (see hecatomb) + Latin area "vacant piece of ground" (see area). A superficial measure equal to 100 ares, coined by decree of the French National Convention in 1795.

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Definitions of hectare from WordNet

hectare (n.)
(abbreviated `ha') a unit of surface area equal to 100 ares (or 10,000 square meters);
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