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Metric

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

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 The British Weights and Meausurements Act of 1824 repealed all existing British measures legislation and redefined existing units.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

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

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

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

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

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

Gurley's link to dioptre (diopter)
Units: dioptre (diopter)
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Geographical (German)

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

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

Gurley's link to cicero
Gurley's link to point (pt)
Units: cicero  / point (pt)
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European footwear unit

Gurley's link to Paris point
Units: Paris point
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Astronomical

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

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