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Units for measuring length or width

bore

noun

a unit for measuring the inside of a gun barrel

centimeter

the American spelling of centimetre

centimetre

noun

a unit for measuring length in the metric system. There are 100 centimetres in one metre.

cm

abbreviation

centimetre

cubit

noun

an old unit for measuring length, equal to the distance from your elbow to your wrist

foot

noun

a unit used for measuring length, containing 12 inches and equal to about 30 centimetres

ft

abbreviation

foot, or feet

in.

abbreviation

inch: or inches

inch

noun

a unit for measuring length. An inch is equal to 2.54 centimetres. There are 12 inches in one foot

length

noun

a measurement of how big a book or piece of writing is

meter

an American spelling of metre

metre

noun

a unit for measuring length in the metric system, containing 100 centimetres

micron

noun

a unit for measuring very small lengths in the metric system. There are one million microns in a metre.

millimeter

the American spelling of millimetre

millimetre

noun

a unit for measuring length in the metric system. There are 1000 millimetres in a metre.

mm

abbreviation

millimetre

nanometre

noun

a unit for measuring length in the metric system. There are one billion (=one thousand million) nanometres in a millimetre.

pace

noun

a unit for measuring distance based on the length of a single step when you walk

yard

noun

a unit for measuring length. There are three feet or 36 inches in a yard. One yard is equal to 0.91 metres.

yardage

noun

a distance or size of something measured in yards or square yards

yd

abbreviation

yard

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