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Metric

cubit to kilometer (km)
cubit to meter (m)
cubit to decimeter (dm)
cubit to centimeter (cm)
cubit to millimeter (mm)
cubit to micrometre (micron)
cubit to nanometer (nm)
cubit to ångström
Units: kilometer (km)  / meter (m)  / decimeter (dm)  / centimeter (cm)  / millimeter (mm)  / micrometre (micron)  / nanometer (nm)  / ångström
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The American System (US Customary Units) and British Imperial Measures

American weights and measures are based on units used in Britain prior to 1826, when imperial system was officially established. Until 1960-1963 American and British units of length were different in 2 parts per million. In the middle of 20th century it started causing problems and the governments of the two countries agreed to refine the measures to exactly match. Since then Great Britain and the United States were using the same measures of length. In the U.S. the old standard of foot was retained with the name US survey foot.

From 1995 the UK adopted metric units for general use. The only imperial measures of length that can be officially used now are miles, yards, feet and inches for road traffic signs.

cubit to league
cubit to mile (mi)
cubit to land
cubit to furlong
cubit to bolt
cubit to chain
cubit to pole
cubit to rod (rd)
cubit to perch
cubit to yard (yd)
cubit to feet and inches (x'y")
cubit to span
cubit to hand
cubit to inch (in)
cubit to line
cubit to mil
cubit to microinch
Units: league  / mile (mi)  / land  / furlong  / bolt  / chain  / pole  / rod (rd)  / perch  / yard (yd)  / foot (ft)  / feet and inches (x'y")  / span  / hand  / inch (in)  / line  / mil  / microinch
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British Imperial Measure before 1963

The first English official measurement standards were defined in 15th century. British system of units, known as imperial units, was established in 1824. The British Weights and Meausurements Act of 1824 repealed all existing British measures legislation and redefined existing units. The 1963 Weights and Measures Act standartized the international measures.
cubit to league
cubit to mile (mi)
cubit to land
cubit to skein
cubit to bolt
cubit to shackle
cubit to furlong
cubit to chain
cubit to rope
cubit to pole
cubit to goad
cubit to ell
cubit to yard (yd)
cubit to pace
cubit to foot (ft)
cubit to span (sp)
cubit to nail
cubit to shaftment
cubit to hand (hd)
cubit to palm (plm)
cubit to inch (in)
cubit to finger
cubit to digit
cubit to barleycorn
cubit to poppyseed
cubit to line
cubit to button
cubit to caliber
cubit to thou (th)
cubit to mil
Units: league  / mile (mi)  / land  / skein  / bolt  / shackle  / furlong  / chain  / rope  / pole  / goad  / ell  / yard (yd)  / pace  /  / foot (ft)  / span (sp)  / nail  / shaftment  / hand (hd)  / palm (plm)  / inch (in)  / finger  / digit  / barleycorn  / poppyseed  / line  / button  / caliber  / thou (th)  / mil
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US Surveyors' Measure

cubit to furlong
cubit to Ramsden's (engineers') chain (ch)
cubit to Gunter's (surveyors') chain (ch)
cubit to Gurley's chain (ch)
cubit to Gunter's (surveyors') pole
cubit to Gunter's (surveyors') yard
cubit to Gunter's (surveyors') foot (ft)
Units: furlong  / Ramsden's (engineers') chain (ch)  / Gunter's (surveyors') chain (ch)  / Gurley's chain (ch)  / Gunter's (surveyors') pole  / Gunter's (surveyors') yard  / Ramsden's (engineers') link  / Gunter's (surveyors') link  / Gurley's link  / Gunter's (surveyors') foot (ft)
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International Nautical Measure

The international nautical mile was defined by the First International Extraordinary Hydrographic Conference, Monaco in 1929. This is the only definition in widespread current use, and is the one accepted by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures. Before 1929 different countries had different definitions, and the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States did not immediately accept the international value.
cubit to nautical league (naut.leag)
cubit to nautical mile (naut.mi)
cubit to cable length (cbl)
cubit to fathom (fath)
Units: nautical league (naut.leag)  / nautical mile (naut.mi)  / cable length (cbl)  / fathom (fath)
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US Nautical Measure

These measures were abandoned in favor of the international nautical measures in 1954.
cubit to US nautical mile
cubit to US fathom (fath)
Units: US nautical mile  / US cable length  / US fathom (fath)
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British (Imperial) Nautical Measure

These measures were abandoned in favor of the international nautical measures in 1970.
cubit to Admiralty mile
cubit to Admiralty cable length
Units: Admiralty mile  / Admiralty cable length
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Spanish Customary Units Still In Use Today

These units are still actively used in some countries of Latin America. Their values vary from country to country. You can find more old Spanish customary units on our historical lengths page.
cubit to cuadra of Argentina
cubit to cuadra of Bolivia
cubit to cuadra of Chile
cubit to cuadra of Colombia
cubit to cuadra of Ecuador
cubit to cuadra of Nicaragua
cubit to cuadra of Paraguay
cubit to cuadra of Uruguay
cubit to vara of Argentina
cubit to vara of Brazil
cubit to vara of Chile
cubit to vara of Colombia
cubit to vara of Costa Rica
cubit to vara of Cuba
cubit to vara of Dominican Republic
cubit to vara of Ecuador
cubit to vara of El Salvador
cubit to vara of Guatemala
cubit to vara of Honduras
cubit to vara of Mexico
cubit to vara of Nicaragua
cubit to vara of Panama
cubit to vara of Paraguay
cubit to vara of Peru (peruana)
cubit to vara of Peru (española)
cubit to vara of Uruguay
cubit to vara of São Tomé and Principe
cubit to vara of Venezuela
Units: cuadra of Argentina  / cuadra of Bolivia  / cuadra of Chile  / cuadra of Colombia  / cuadra of Ecuador  / cuadra of Nicaragua  / cuadra of Paraguay  / cuadra of Uruguay  / vara of Argentina  / vara of Brazil  / vara of Chile  / vara of Colombia  / vara of Costa Rica  / vara of Cuba  / vara of Dominican Republic  / vara of Ecuador  / vara of El Salvador  / vara of Guatemala  / vara of Honduras  / vara of Mexico  / vara of Nicaragua  / vara of Panama  / vara of Paraguay  / vara of Peru (peruana)  / vara of Peru (española)  / vara of Uruguay  / vara of São Tomé and Principe  / vara of Venezuela
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Japanese

cubit to ri (里)
cubit to cho (町)
cubit to jo (丈)
cubit to hiro (尋)
cubit to ken (間)
cubit to shaku (尺)
cubit to sun (寸)
cubit to bu (分)
cubit to rin (厘)
cubit to mo (毛, 毫)
Units: ri (里)  / cho (町)  / jo (丈)  / hiro (尋)  / ken (間)  / shaku (尺)  / sun (寸)  / bu (分)  / rin (厘)  / mo (毛, 毫)
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Chinese units of 1930

cubit to li (市里)
cubit to yin (引)
cubit to zhang (市丈)
cubit to chi (市尺)
cubit to cun (市寸)
cubit to fen (市分)
cubit to li (釐 or 厘)
cubit to hao (毫)
cubit to si (丝)
cubit to hu (忽)
Units: li (市里)  / yin (引)  / zhang (市丈)  / chi (市尺)  / cun (市寸)  / fen (市分)  / li (釐 or 厘)  / hao (毫)  / si (丝)  / hu (忽)
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Chinese units of 1915

cubit to li (里)
cubit to yin (引)
cubit to zhang (丈)
cubit to bu (步)
cubit to chi (尺)
cubit to cun (寸)
cubit to fen (分)
cubit to li (釐 or 厘)
cubit to hao (毫)
cubit to si (丝)
cubit to hu (忽)
Units: li (里)  / yin (引)  / zhang (丈)  / bu (步)  / chi (尺)  / cun (寸)  / fen (分)  / li (釐 or 厘)  / hao (毫)  / si (丝)  / hu (忽)
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Hong Kong units

cubit to cek (尺)
cubit to tsun (寸)
cubit to fan (分)
Units: cek (尺)  / tsun (寸)  / fan (分)
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Thai units

Some of these units are still in use even though metric system was formally established in 1923. Before the metrication the old units were standartied to exact metric values.
cubit to yot (โยชน์, league)
cubit to sen (เส้น, rope)
cubit to wa (วา, fathom)
cubit to sok (ศอก, cubit)
cubit to khuep (คืบ, span)
cubit to nio (นิ้ว, finger)
cubit to krabiat (กระเบียด, quarter of a finger)
Units: yot (โยชน์, league)  / sen (เส้น, rope)  / wa (วา, fathom)  / sok (ศอก, cubit)  / khuep (คืบ, span)  / nio (นิ้ว, finger)  / krabiat (กระเบียด, quarter of a finger)
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Optical

cubit to dioptre (diopter)
Units: dioptre (diopter)
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Geographical (German)

cubit to geographical mile
Units: geographical mile
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Computer Equipment

A rack unit, U or RU is a unit of measure that describes the height of equipment designed to mount in a 19-inch rack or a 23-inch rack. The 19-inch (482.6 mm) or 23-inch (584.2 mm) dimension refers to the width of the equipment mounting frame in the rack including the frame; the width of the equipment that can be mounted inside the rack is less.
cubit to rack unit (U)
cubit to horizontal pitch (HP)
Units: rack unit (U)  / horizontal pitch (HP)
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Typographical (British and U.S. - ATA system)

cubit to pica
cubit to pica [PostScript]
cubit to point (pt)
cubit to point [PostScript] (pt)
cubit to pixel (px)
cubit to twip
Units: pica  / pica [PostScript]  / point (pt)  / point [PostScript] (pt)  / pixel (px)  / twip
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Typographical (Europe - Didot system)

cubit to cicero
cubit to point (pt)
Units: cicero  / point (pt)
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European footwear unit

cubit to Paris point
Units: Paris point
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Astronomical

cubit to red shift (z)
cubit to parsec (pc)
cubit to light year
cubit to astronomical unit (au)
cubit to light minute
cubit to light second
Units: red shift (z)  / parsec (pc)  / light year  / astronomical unit (au)  / light minute  / light second
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Grace Hopper's units of distance

Grace Hopper is famous for her nanoseconds visual aid. People used to ask her why satellite communication took so long. She started handing out pieces of wire that were just under one foot long (11.80 inches) — the distance that light travels in one nanosecond. She also passed out packets of pepper, calling the individual grains of ground pepper picoseconds. She also used these aids to illustrate why computers had to be small to be fast.
cubit to light microsecond
cubit to light nanosecond
cubit to light picosecond
Units: light microsecond  / light nanosecond  / light picosecond
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Natural units

In physics, natural units are physical units of measurement based only on universal physical constants. The origin of their definition comes only from properties of nature and not from any human construct.
cubit to Planck length (L)
Units: Planck length (L)

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