Meaning of “hectare” in the English Dictionary

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"hectare" in British English

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hectarenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhek.teər/ us /ˈhek.ter/

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  • In just a few years, there were almost 200 urban gardens covering 35,000 hectares in the capital, Havana, alone. 

(Definition of “hectare” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hectare" in Business English

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hectarenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhekteər/ us MEASURES

a unit used for measuring land. One hectare is the same as 10,000 square metres:

Farmers plan to earn an extra £30 per hectare by joining a basic environmental scheme.
hectares of sth Over the last decade, fires have claimed nearly one million hectares of forest land in Portugal.
a 3,200-hectare offshore chemical complex

(Definition of “hectare” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)