|≈||approximately equal to|
|digits||indicates that digits repeat infinitely (e.g. 8.294 369 corresponds to 8.294 369 369 369 369 …)|
Decimeter or decimetre is equal to 10-1 meter (unit of length), comes from a combination of the metric prefix deci (d) and the SI unit of length meter (m). Plural name is decimeters.
The French scale or French gauge system is commonly used to measure the size of a catheter. It is most often abbreviated as Fr, but can often be seen abbreviated as Fg, Ga, FR or F. It may also be abbreviated as CH or Ch (for Charrière, its inventor).