unit of length

unit of length
unit for measuring distance

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  • Unit of length — A unit of length is a way of measuring length or distance.Common units of length in the International System of Units (SI) are: * metre and its multiples, such as centimetre or kilometre Non SI units of length include: * fermi (fm) (= 1… …   Wikipedia

  • unit of length — ilgio vienetas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. unit of length vok. Längeneinheit, f rus. единица длины, f pranc. unité de longueur, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Length — is the long dimension of any object. The length of a thing is the distance between its ends, its linear extent as measured from end to end. This may be distinguished from height, which is vertical extent, and width or breadth, which are the… …   Wikipedia

  • Length contraction — Length contraction, according to Hendrik Lorentz, is the physical phenomenon of a decrease in length detected by an observer in objects that travel at any non zero velocity relative to that observer. This contraction (more formally called Lorentz …   Wikipedia

  • unit — noun 1 single thing ADJECTIVE ▪ large, small ▪ basic, fundamental ▪ The family is the basic unit of society. ▪ discrete, individu …   Collocations dictionary

  • unit circle — noun : a circle whose radius is one unit of length long * * * Math. a circle whose radius has a length of one unit. [1950 55] * * * unit circle or unit sphere, Mathematics. a circle or sphere whose radius is one unit of distance …   Useful english dictionary

  • Unit. — Unitarian. * * * abbrev Unitarian * * * u|nit «YOO niht», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a single thing or person; individual member or part (of a group or number of things or individuals): »to regard husband and wife as the primary units of the family …   Useful english dictionary

  • unit — 1. noun a) A standard measure of a quantity. The centimetre is a unit of length. b) An organized group comprising people and/or equipment. He was a member of a special police unit. Syn: identity element, unit element …   Wiktionary

  • unit of value — 1. : the amount of some one thing taken as a standard by comparison with which to reckon the value of other things 2. or unit of assessment : the unit of length, surface, capacity, or weight that an assessor used in calculations of or values for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Unit — U nit, n. [Abbrev. from unity.] 1. A single thing or person. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arith.) The least whole number; one. [1913 Webster] Units are the integral parts of any large number. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 3. A gold coin of the reign of James I …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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