# Decimeters (dm) to Micrometers (µm) Converter

This length unit converter dynamically calculates the value you enter in decimeters (dm) and converts it to its equivalent value in micrometers (µm).

## How many decimeters (dm) are in 1 micrometer (µm)? What is the formula for how to convert decimeters to micrometers (dm to µm)?

1 decimeter (dm) = 100,000 micrometers (µm)
So we can say that there is 100,000 micrometers in 1 decimeter.
This means that the multiplication conversion factor to convert a quantity expressed in a decimeter unit of measurement to an equivalent quantity expressed in a micrometer unit of measurement is 100,000.

Inversely (or reciprocally),

1 micrometer (µm) = 0.00001 decimeter (dm)
So we can say that there is 0.00001 decimeter in 1 micrometer.
This means that the division conversion factor to convert a quantity expressed in a decimeter unit of measurement to an equivalent quantity expressed in a micrometer unit of measurement is 0.00001.

Knowing this inverse mathematical relationship between the two conversion factors and their reciprocal operations, we can derive two formulas to calculate and convert a quantity of length expressed in decimeters to an equivalent quantity of length expressed in micrometers (dm to µm). Both formulas will yield the same result. The formulas are:

`µm = dm × 100,000    → This is the formula based on the multiplication conversion factor.`

and

`µm = dm ÷ 0.00001    → This is the formula based on the division conversion factor.`

For example, if you have a length of 4 decimeters that you want to convert to micrometers, you would use either of the two formulas as follows:

`µm = 4 dm × 100,000 = 400,000 µm`
`µm = 4 dm ÷ 0.00001 = 400,000 µm`

So, the result is the same using either formula, which is 400,000 micrometers.

## Decimeters to micrometers (dm to µm) conversion chart

To save you time and effort spent on having to perform manual calculations or look up conversion formulas every time a conversion from decimeters to micrometers is needed, here is a decimeters-to-micrometers conversion chart for your quick and easy reference. This conversion chart (or conversion table) shows common measurement values of length in decimeters and their equivalent measurement values in micrometers. These equivalent measurement values may be rounded off to 1 or 2 decimal places when it is mathematically expedient for everyday applications.

## Conversion factor of 1 decimeter to other units of length

Here is a reference list providing a conversion of 1 decimeter (dm) to its equivalent values in various units of length, both metric and imperial:

• 1 decimeter (dm) = 100,000,000 nanometers (nm)
• 1 decimeter (dm) = 100,000 micrometers (µm)
• 1 decimeter (dm) = 100 millimeters (mm)
• 1 decimeter (dm) = 10 centimeters (cm)
• 1 decimeter (dm) = 0.1 meter (m)
• 1 decimeter (dm) = 0.0001 kilometer (km)
• 1 decimeter (dm) = 3.9370078740157 inches (in)
• 1 decimeter (dm) = 0.32808398950131 foot (ft)
• 1 decimeter (dm) = 0.10936132983377 yard (yd)
• 1 decimeter (dm) = 0.000062137119223733 mile (mi)
• 1 decimeter (dm) = 0.000053995680345572 nautical mile (nmi)

## What is a decimeter (dm)?

Definition of decimeter: A decimeter is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), commonly known as the metric system. It is equivalent to one tenth of a meter (0.1 m). It is less commonly used than centimeters or meters but can be useful for intermediate measurements.

The abbreviation for decimeter is dm. The single Unicode character (U+3377) represents the 2-character Latin abbreviation for decimeter. The Windows Alt code for this character is Alt + 13175.

## What is a micrometer (µm)?

Definition of micrometer: A micrometer, also known as a micron, is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). It is equal to one millionth of a meter (10^-6 m). It is frequently used in scientific and industrial applications to measure very small distances such as cells, bacteria, and fine particles.

The term “micrometer” (µm) is the technically correct and preferred term according to the International System of Units (SI). But the term “micron” is more commonly used in everyday usage. The abbreviation for micrometer is μm. The single Unicode character (U+339B) represents the 2-character Greek/Latin abbreviation for micrometer. The Windows Alt code for this character is Alt + 13211.