Convert Centimeter (cm, Metric) to Ell (British Imperial Measure Before 1963)

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centimeter (cm)
Metric
ell
British Imperial Measure before 1963

This page features online conversion from centimeter to ell. These units belong to different measurement systems. The first one is from Metric. The second one is from British Imperial Measure Before 1963.

If you need to convert centimeter to another compatible unit, please pick the one you need on the page below. You can also switch to the converter for ell to centimeter.

Other Units the Values Above Are Equal To

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Metric

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

centimeter to league
centimeter to mile (mi)
centimeter to land
centimeter to furlong
centimeter to bolt
centimeter to chain
centimeter to pole
centimeter to rod (rd)
centimeter to perch
centimeter to yard (yd)
centimeter to feet and inches (x'y")
centimeter to span
centimeter to hand
centimeter to inch (in)
centimeter to line
centimeter to mil
centimeter 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.
centimeter to league
centimeter to mile (mi)
centimeter to land
centimeter to skein
centimeter to bolt
centimeter to shackle
centimeter to furlong
centimeter to chain
centimeter to rope
centimeter to pole
centimeter to goad
centimeter to ell
centimeter to yard (yd)
centimeter to pace
centimeter to cubit (cu)
centimeter to foot (ft)
centimeter to span (sp)
centimeter to nail
centimeter to shaftment
centimeter to hand (hd)
centimeter to palm (plm)
centimeter to inch (in)
centimeter to finger
centimeter to digit
centimeter to barleycorn
centimeter to poppyseed
centimeter to line
centimeter to button
centimeter to caliber
centimeter to thou (th)
centimeter 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  / shaftment  / hand (hd)  / palm (plm)  / inch (in)  / finger  / digit  / barleycorn  / poppyseed  / line  / button  / caliber  / thou (th)  / mil
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US Surveyors' Measure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

centimeter to Paris point
Units: Paris point
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Astronomical

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

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