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Metric

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

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 The British Weights and Meausurements Act of 1824 repealed all existing British measures legislation and redefined existing units.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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

mil to Paris point
Units: Paris point
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Astronomical

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

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