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Metric

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

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 The British Weights and Meausurements Act of 1824 repealed all existing British measures legislation and redefined existing units.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

fathom to furlong
fathom to Ramsden's (engineers') chain (ch)
fathom to Gunter's (surveyors') chain (ch)
fathom to Gurley's chain (ch)
fathom to Gunter's (surveyors') pole
fathom to Gunter's (surveyors') yard
fathom 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.
fathom to nautical league (naut.leag)
fathom to nautical mile (naut.mi)
fathom to cable length (cbl)
Units: nautical league (naut.leag)  / nautical mile (naut.mi)  / cable length (cbl)  /
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US Nautical Measure

These measures were abandoned in favor of the international nautical measures in 1954.
fathom to US nautical mile
fathom 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.
fathom to Admiralty mile
fathom 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.
fathom to cuadra of Argentina
fathom to cuadra of Bolivia
fathom to cuadra of Chile
fathom to cuadra of Colombia
fathom to cuadra of Ecuador
fathom to cuadra of Nicaragua
fathom to cuadra of Paraguay
fathom to cuadra of Uruguay
fathom to vara of Argentina
fathom to vara of Brazil
fathom to vara of Chile
fathom to vara of Colombia
fathom to vara of Costa Rica
fathom to vara of Cuba
fathom to vara of Dominican Republic
fathom to vara of Ecuador
fathom to vara of El Salvador
fathom to vara of Guatemala
fathom to vara of Honduras
fathom to vara of Mexico
fathom to vara of Nicaragua
fathom to vara of Panama
fathom to vara of Paraguay
fathom to vara of Peru (peruana)
fathom to vara of Peru (española)
fathom to vara of Uruguay
fathom to vara of São Tomé and Principe
fathom 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

fathom to Paris point
Units: Paris point
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Astronomical

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

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