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Metric

meter to kilometer (km)
meter to decimeter (dm)
meter to centimeter (cm)
meter to millimeter (mm)
meter to micrometre (micron)
meter to nanometer (nm)
meter to ångström
Units: kilometer (km)  /  / 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.

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 The British Weights and Meausurements Act of 1824 repealed all existing British measures legislation and redefined existing units.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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

meter to Paris point
Units: Paris point
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Astronomical

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

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