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Metric

shaftment to kilometer (km)
shaftment to meter (m)
shaftment to decimeter (dm)
shaftment to centimeter (cm)
shaftment to millimeter (mm)
shaftment to micrometre (micron)
shaftment to nanometer (nm)
shaftment 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.

shaftment to league
shaftment to mile (mi)
shaftment to land
shaftment to furlong
shaftment to bolt
shaftment to chain
shaftment to pole
shaftment to rod (rd)
shaftment to perch
shaftment to yard (yd)
shaftment to feet and inches (x'y")
shaftment to span
shaftment to hand
shaftment to inch (in)
shaftment to line
shaftment to mil
shaftment 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 The British Weights and Meausurements Act of 1824 repealed all existing British measures legislation and redefined existing units.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.
shaftment to league
shaftment to mile (mi)
shaftment to land
shaftment to skein
shaftment to bolt
shaftment to shackle
shaftment to furlong
shaftment to chain
shaftment to rope
shaftment to pole
shaftment to goad
shaftment to ell
shaftment to yard (yd)
shaftment to pace
shaftment to cubit (cu)
shaftment to foot (ft)
shaftment to span (sp)
shaftment to nail
shaftment to hand (hd)
shaftment to palm (plm)
shaftment to inch (in)
shaftment to finger
shaftment to digit
shaftment to barleycorn
shaftment to poppyseed
shaftment to line
shaftment to button
shaftment to caliber
shaftment to thou (th)
shaftment to mil
Units: league  / mile (mi)  / land  / skein  / bolt  / shackle  / furlong  / chain  / rope  / pole  / goad  / ell  / yard (yd)  / pace  / cubit (cu)  / foot (ft)  / span (sp)  / nail  /  / hand (hd)  / palm (plm)  / inch (in)  / finger  / digit  / barleycorn  / poppyseed  / line  / button  / caliber  / thou (th)  / mil
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US Surveyors' Measure

shaftment to furlong
shaftment to Ramsden's (engineers') chain (ch)
shaftment to Gunter's (surveyors') chain (ch)
shaftment to Gurley's chain (ch)
shaftment to Gunter's (surveyors') pole
shaftment to Gunter's (surveyors') yard
shaftment 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.
shaftment to nautical league (naut.leag)
shaftment to nautical mile (naut.mi)
shaftment to cable length (cbl)
shaftment 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.
shaftment to US nautical mile
shaftment 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.
shaftment to Admiralty mile
shaftment 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.
shaftment to cuadra of Argentina
shaftment to cuadra of Bolivia
shaftment to cuadra of Chile
shaftment to cuadra of Colombia
shaftment to cuadra of Ecuador
shaftment to cuadra of Nicaragua
shaftment to cuadra of Paraguay
shaftment to cuadra of Uruguay
shaftment to vara of Argentina
shaftment to vara of Brazil
shaftment to vara of Chile
shaftment to vara of Colombia
shaftment to vara of Costa Rica
shaftment to vara of Cuba
shaftment to vara of Dominican Republic
shaftment to vara of Ecuador
shaftment to vara of El Salvador
shaftment to vara of Guatemala
shaftment to vara of Honduras
shaftment to vara of Mexico
shaftment to vara of Nicaragua
shaftment to vara of Panama
shaftment to vara of Paraguay
shaftment to vara of Peru (peruana)
shaftment to vara of Peru (española)
shaftment to vara of Uruguay
shaftment to vara of São Tomé and Principe
shaftment 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

shaftment to ri (里)
shaftment to cho (町)
shaftment to jo (丈)
shaftment to hiro (尋)
shaftment to ken (間)
shaftment to shaku (尺)
shaftment to sun (寸)
shaftment to bu (分)
shaftment to rin (厘)
shaftment 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

shaftment to li (市里)
shaftment to yin (引)
shaftment to zhang (市丈)
shaftment to chi (市尺)
shaftment to cun (市寸)
shaftment to fen (市分)
shaftment to li (釐 or 厘)
shaftment to hao (毫)
shaftment to si (丝)
shaftment 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

shaftment to li (里)
shaftment to yin (引)
shaftment to zhang (丈)
shaftment to bu (步)
shaftment to chi (尺)
shaftment to cun (寸)
shaftment to fen (分)
shaftment to li (釐 or 厘)
shaftment to hao (毫)
shaftment to si (丝)
shaftment 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

shaftment to cek (尺)
shaftment to tsun (寸)
shaftment 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.
shaftment to yot (โยชน์, league)
shaftment to sen (เส้น, rope)
shaftment to wa (วา, fathom)
shaftment to sok (ศอก, cubit)
shaftment to khuep (คืบ, span)
shaftment to nio (นิ้ว, finger)
shaftment 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

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

shaftment 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.
shaftment to rack unit (U)
shaftment to horizontal pitch (HP)
Units: rack unit (U)  / horizontal pitch (HP)
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Typographical (British and U.S. - ATA system)

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

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

shaftment to Paris point
Units: Paris point
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Astronomical

shaftment to red shift (z)
shaftment to parsec (pc)
shaftment to light year
shaftment to astronomical unit (au)
shaftment to light minute
shaftment 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.
shaftment to light microsecond
shaftment to light nanosecond
shaftment 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.
shaftment to Planck length (L)
Units: Planck length (L)

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