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linear measure

Definition of the noun linear measure

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noun

  1. a unit of measurement of length
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonym of linear measure: linear unit
    • more generic terms: unit / unit of measurement = any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
    • more specific terms:
      • long measure = a measure of length
      • astronomy unit = a linear unit used for astronomical distances
      • metric linear unit = a linear unit of distance in metric terms
      • nautical linear unit = a linear unit of distance used in navigation
      • inch / in = a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
      • foot / ft = a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
      • footer = the height or length of something in feet
      • pace / yard = a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters
      • yarder = the height or length of something in yards
      • perch / pole / rod = a linear measure of 16.5 feet
      • furlong = a unit of length equal to 220 yards
      • international mile / statute mile / land mile / stat mi / mile / mi = a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet
      • miler = the length of something in miles
      • 880 yards / half mile = a unit of length equal to half of 1 mile
      • quarter mile / 440 yards = a unit of length equal to a quarter of 1 mile
      • league = an obsolete unit of distance of variable length
      • ligne = a linear unit (1/40 inch) used to measure diameter of buttons
      • nail = a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard
      • archine = a Russian unit of length
      • coss / kos = a unit of length having different values in different localities
      • vara = a Spanish unit of length (about a yard) having different values in different localities
      • verst = a Russian unit of length
      • cable's length / cable length / cable = a nautical unit of depth
      • chain = a unit of length
      • cubit = an ancient unit of length based on the length of the forearm
      • finger's breadth / fingerbreadth / finger / digit = the length or breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
      • fistmele = about seven inches
      • body length = the length of your body
      • handsbreadth / handbreadth = any unit of length based on the breadth of the human hand
      • head = the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head
      • lea = a unit of length of thread or yarn
      • li = Chinese distance measure
      • link = a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain
      • mesh = the number of openings per linear inch of a screen
      • mil = a unit of length equal to one thousandth of an inch
      • Swedish mile / mile / mil = a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km
      • Roman mile / mile = an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards
      • Roman pace = an 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
      • geometric pace = a modern version of the Roman pace now taken to be 5 feet
      • military pace = the length of a single step in marching
      • palm = a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand
      • span = a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand
      • survey mile = a U.S. unit of measure equal to 1609.347 meters
      • fathom / fthm = a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth
      • point = a linear unit used to measure the size of type
      • pica em / pica / em = a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing
      • nut / en = half the width of an em
      • cicero = a linear unit of the size of type slightly larger than an em

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for linear measure

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Google previewEncyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures (2012)

Their SI Equivalences and Origins by François Cardarelli

UK Linear Measure Current linear units are the line, the inch, the foot, the yard, the statute mile8 (or land mile) and the statute league (or land league). They are employed for measuring distance, length, width, depth, height, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Distances (2016)

by Michel Marie Deza, Elena Deza

The term length has many meanings: distance, extent, linear measure, span, reach, end, limit, etc.; for example, the length of a train, a meeting, a book, a trip, a shirt, a vowel, a proof. The length of an object is its linear extent, while the height is ...

Google previewThe Mathematics Dictionary (1992)

by R.C. James, Glenn James

linear measure. Measurement along a line, the line being either straight or curved. liquid measure. The system of units ordinarily used in ...

Google previewThe American Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1900)

by Charles Morris

LINEAR MEASURE. 1 Mi1limetre=.

Google previewPitman's Business Man's Encyclopædia and Dictionary of Commerce (1920)

TABLE II Linear Measure. 1 inch = 25-400 mm.

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