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Definition of the noun Admiralty mile
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- a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile
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Marine Affairs Dictionary (2004)
Terms, Concepts, Laws, Court Cases, and International Conventions and Agreements by Niels West
ADMIRALTY MILE: See Nautical Mile (British usage). ADRIFT: Vessel not tied to a pier, anchored, or moored, moving through the water by wind or current, and not under the direct control of the captain or crew. ADSORPTION: The ...
by Donald Fenna
nautical mile (admiralty mile, knot, meridian mile) length Generally, the surface distance along any great circle that subtends 1 minute of angle at Earth's centre, ...
by James T. Frane
Also called an admiralty mile. mile, statute - a unit of linear measure equal to 1 , 760 yards, or 5,280 feet; the common U.S. linear surface measurement. milestone -a significant event, such as completing a major goal within schedule. mill - 1) a ...
As a result there were several competing definitions, including: the Admiralty Mile of 6,080 feet ( 1,853.18 meters), ...
The Mathematics Dictionary (1992)
by R.C. James, Glenn James
The British admiralty mile is 6080 feet. See KNOT. NEC'ES-SARY, adj. necessary condition. See CONDITION. necessary condition for convergence of an infinite series: That the terms approach zero as one goes farther out in the series; that ...
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