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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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.
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I failed to check that one particular variable, a unit of length, contained a realistic value.
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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.
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Hogan, for his part, readily admits his model is not fundamental--it doesn't explain why there is a fundamental unit of length, for instance--but it predicts a specific type of noise that could be verified by experiments.
micron A unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter.
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