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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In what branch of science would a unit of distance called a "Parsec" be used?
Eratosthenes probably determined the circumference very well, but his value cannot be compared to modern results because of the unit of distance he used.
What is the basis for the unit of distance known as the astronomical unit?
The new wheel also offers an improved click-to-click scrolling option that results in familiar tactile feedback for each small unit of distance scrolled.
Deceleration gives gravity and wind more time to act per unit of distance.
If, for example, the transmission errors tend to move a point by at most 1 unit of distance, then Alice and Bob should choose their code points so that they ale at least 2 units apart.
2], HC, and NOx and calculate the weight of exhaust gas generated and fuel consumed per unit of distance.
C]) by estimating the material handling cost of each unit of flow per time period per unit of distance.