HP - Horizontal Pitch. Conversion Chart

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Metric

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

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 The British Weights and Meausurements Act of 1824 repealed all existing British measures legislation and redefined existing units.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

horizontal pitch to furlong
horizontal pitch to Ramsden's (engineers') chain (ch)
horizontal pitch to Gunter's (surveyors') chain (ch)
horizontal pitch to Gurley's chain (ch)
horizontal pitch to Gunter's (surveyors') pole
horizontal pitch to Gunter's (surveyors') yard
horizontal pitch 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.
horizontal pitch to nautical league (naut.leag)
horizontal pitch to nautical mile (naut.mi)
horizontal pitch to cable length (cbl)
horizontal pitch 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.
horizontal pitch to US nautical mile
horizontal pitch 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.
horizontal pitch to Admiralty mile
horizontal pitch 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.
horizontal pitch to cuadra of Argentina
horizontal pitch to cuadra of Bolivia
horizontal pitch to cuadra of Chile
horizontal pitch to cuadra of Colombia
horizontal pitch to cuadra of Ecuador
horizontal pitch to cuadra of Nicaragua
horizontal pitch to cuadra of Paraguay
horizontal pitch to cuadra of Uruguay
horizontal pitch to vara of Argentina
horizontal pitch to vara of Brazil
horizontal pitch to vara of Chile
horizontal pitch to vara of Colombia
horizontal pitch to vara of Costa Rica
horizontal pitch to vara of Cuba
horizontal pitch to vara of Dominican Republic
horizontal pitch to vara of Ecuador
horizontal pitch to vara of El Salvador
horizontal pitch to vara of Guatemala
horizontal pitch to vara of Honduras
horizontal pitch to vara of Mexico
horizontal pitch to vara of Nicaragua
horizontal pitch to vara of Panama
horizontal pitch to vara of Paraguay
horizontal pitch to vara of Peru (peruana)
horizontal pitch to vara of Peru (española)
horizontal pitch to vara of Uruguay
horizontal pitch to vara of São Tomé and Principe
horizontal pitch 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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Chinese units of 1930

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

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

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

horizontal pitch to dioptre (diopter)
Units: dioptre (diopter)
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Geographical (German)

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

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

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

horizontal pitch to Paris point
Units: Paris point
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Astronomical

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

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