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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With the signing of the Decree of the Council of People's Commissars of the RSFSR "On the introduction of the international decimal metric system of weights" instead of the yard one, the meter became the main unit of length. It corresponded to the international standard a ruler one forty-million long part of the Paris meridian.
astronomical unit (AU) A unit of length, equal to 149 597 870.7 km, which is the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun.
In horseracing, which unit of length is equal to 220 yards?
Which unit of length is approximately 3.26 light-years?
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. For example, a foot (0.3048 m) nearly equals a chi (0.3333 m) in China and a shaku (0.3030 m) in Japan, while a cubit (coudee, elle, cubitus) in ancient Sumer (0.5172 m) equals that of Egypt (0.5235-0.5240 m), Rome (0.4440 m) and hasta (dhanurgraha hasta (0.4800 m), sishu hasta (0.4260 m)) in India and its neighboring region.
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 main purpose of this was to analyse (i) the number of cracks per unit of length; (ii) whether the evolution of the number of cracks was constant over all layers applied; (iii) which material was prone to develop longer cracks, and finally if the zinc layer was constant over the whole steel surface.
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."Talking about the challenges in implementing the projects in the region, Bakker says: "Basically, our business is engineering driven, so nothing really starts for us until there is a project schematic, then a specification.
"I failed to check that one particular variable, a unit of length, contained a realistic value.
Why would so much effort go into defining a unit of length? The answer lies in part on a property that all materials possess: the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE).
When performing simplification, the main parameter is the amount of vertexes (bends) per unit of length. It must be set for every scale, every type of spatial objects and every type of the represented territory in advance.