HyperDic: linear_unit

English > 1 sense of the expression linear unit:
NOUNquantitylinear unit, linear measurea unit of measurement of length
English > linear unit: 1 sense > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA unit of measurement of length.
Synonymlinear measure
NarrowerRoman paceAn ancient Roman unit of length (4.85 English feet) measured as the distance from the heel of one foot to the heel of the same foot when next it touches the ground
archineA Russian unit of length (71 cm)
astronomy unitA linear unit used for astronomical distances
body lengthThe length of your body
cable, cable length, cable's lengthA nautical unit of depth
chainA unit of length
ciceroA linear unit of the size of type slightly larger / larger than an em
cubitAn ancient unit of length based on the length of the forearm
em, pica em, picaA linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing
en, nuthalf the width of an em
fathom, fthmA linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth
finger, fingerbreadth, finger's breadth, digitThe length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
fistmeleAbout seven inches
foot, ftA linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
footer(used only in combinations) the height or length of something in feet
furlongA unit of length equal to 220 yards
geometric paceA modern version of the Roman pace now taken to be 5 feet
half mile, 880 yardsA unit of length equal to half of 1 mile
handbreadth, handsbreadthAny unit of length based on the breadth of the human hand
headThe length or height based on the size of a human or animal head
inch, inA unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
kos, coss(in India) a unit of length having different values in different localities
leaA unit of length of thread or yarn
leagueAn obsolete unit of distance of variable length (usually 3 miles)
liChinese distance measure
ligneA linear unit (1/40 inch) used to measure diameter of buttons
linkA unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain
long measureA measure of length
meshThe number of openings per linear inch of a screen
metric linear unitA linear unit of distance in metric terms
milA unit of length equal to one thousandth of an inch
mile, statute mile, stat mi, land mile, international mile, miA unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet
mile, mil, Swedish mileA Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km
mile, Roman mileAn ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards
miler(used only in combinations) the length of something in miles
military paceThe length of a single step in marching (taken to be 30 inches for quick time or 36 inches for double time)
nailA former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard
nautical linear unitA linear unit of distance used in navigation
palmA linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand
perch, rod, poleA linear measure of 16.5 feet
pointA linear unit used to measure the size of type
quarter mile, 440 yardsA unit of length equal to a quarter of 1 mile
spanA unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)
survey mileA U.S. unit of measure equal to 1609.347 meters
varaA Spanish unit of length (about a yard) having different values in different localities
verstA Russian unit of length (1.067 km)
yard, paceA unit of length equal to 3 feet
yarder(used only in combinations) the height or length of something in yards
Broaderunit of measurement, unitAny division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
Spanishmedida de longitud, unidad de longitud, unidad lineal
Catalanmesura de longitud, unitat de longitud

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