unit of length

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u·nit of length

1. metric system and SI: meter;
2. CGS system: centimeter;
3. variable in the English system: inch for short distances, foot for moderate distances and for elevation, mile for long distances.
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Which imperial unit of length is approximately equal to 0.
The reason is that it is (and was) common to use one of the parts of the human body as a basic unit of length.
In the general case of the arbitrary placement of the PTL wires the capacity value per the unit of length is calculated by the formula [10, p.
OCC in an earlier awareness campaign rolled out in December 2014, distributed 1,354 measurement rulers to garments and tailoring shops that use the unit of length in buying and selling garments.
The first result was the average number of cracks per unit of length, as summarized in Table 2.
astronomical unit (AU) A unit of length, equal to 149 597 870.
We are also working on some new systems which will reduce the cost of our material per unit of length (linear metres or feet) of pipe, but this is nothing new.
I failed to check that one particular variable, a unit of length, contained a realistic value.
Up to now no calibrated two dimensional photomask position standard (2DPPS) traceable to the SI unit of length exists; metrological institutes can supply only one dimensional line scale calibrated with sufficient accuracy.
During simplification, both the amount of vertexes per unit of length and other parameters, such as the indication of the fixed points (points of start and finish) and the selection of the method for eliminating vertexes, must be considered.
Scientists chose this definition of a meter in terms of c because it gives them a more precise unit of length, recognizing that elapsed time can be measured much more accurately than spatial length.
built to commemorate George Washington) is an invariant quantity and that we wish to define a new unit of length for measuring the height of tall buildings called the "washington," symbol Wa.