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  Foot (unit of length) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
In 1958 the United States and countries of the Commonwealth of Nations defined the length of the international yard to be 0.9144 metres.
In some cases, the foot is denoted by a prime, which is often approximated by an apostrophe, and the inch by a double prime.
Some metrologists speculate that the imperial foot was adapted from an Egyptian measure by the Greeks, with a subsequent larger foot being adopted by the Romans.
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 Foot (unit of length) information - Search.com
A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a meter.
The most commonly used foot today is the English foot, used in the United Kingdom and the United States and elsewhere, which is defined to be exactly 0.3048 meters.
The imperial foot was adapted from an Egyptian measure by the Greeks, with a subsequent larger foot being adopted by the Romans.
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  Online Conversion - Sizing System Information for Shoes
The length of a foot is commonly defined as the horizontal distance between two parallel lines that are perpendicular to the foot and in contact with the most prominent toe and the most prominent part of the heel.
Foot length is measured with the subject standing barefoot and the weight of the body equally distributed on both feet.
The length of the inner cavity of a shoe must typically be 15—20 mm longer than the length of the foot, but this relation varies between different types of shoes.
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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Foot (unit of length)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A foot is a unit of length, the original measure being the length of a man's foot.
The foot as a measure was used in almost all cultures.
The imperial foot was adapted from an Egyptian measure by the Greeks, with a subsequent larger foot being adopted by the Romans.
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  Foot (unit of length): Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
A foot is a unit of length, the original measure being the length of a man's foot.
The most commonly used foot today is the imperial unit, the foot currently defined to be 0.3048 meters.
The imperial foot was adapted from an Egyptian measure by the Greeks, with a subsequent larger foot being adopted by the Romans.
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  Length - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Length is a measure of one dimension, whereas area is a measure of two dimensions (length squared) and volume is a measure of three dimensions (length cubed).
Units of length may be based on lengths of human body parts, the distance travelled in a number of paces, the distance between landmarks or places on the Earth, or arbitrarily on the length of some fixed object.
Units used to denote distances in the vastness of space, as in astronomy, are much longer than those typically used on Earth and include the astronomical unit, the light-year, and the parsec.
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 Foot (unit of length) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A foot (plural: feet) is any of several old units of distance or length, measuring around a quarter to a third of a meter.
The first known standard foot measure was from Sumeria, where a definition is given in a statue of Gudea of Lagash from around 2575 BC.
Some metrologists speculate that the imperial foot was adapted from an Egyptian measure by the Greeks, with a subsequent larger foot being adopted by the Romans.
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 Foot
The feet (singular "foot") are the lower extremities of the leg, and are used by human beings for bipedal locomotion[?], also known as walking.
The pair foot and feet are one of seven mutated English plurals.
five toes; the one on the inside (the rightmost one on the left foot and v.v.) is by far the thickest, the one on the other end is short and thin.
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 Length - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In general English usage, length (symbols: l, L) is but one particular instance of distance – an object's length is how long the object is – but in the physical sciences and engineering, the word length is in some contexts used synonymously with "distance".
No one speaks of "the length from here to Alpha Centauri", but rather of "the distance from here to Alpha Centauri," but when one speaks of distance more abstractly, one says "A kilometre or a mile, is a unit of length" or "...of distance", and the two statements are synonymous.
Length is commonly considered to be one of the fundamental units, meaning that it cannot be defined in terms of other dimensions.
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Length Unit Converter - The length converter converts standard imperial units of length to metric and vice versa.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Foot (unit of length)
Consequently, the international foot is defined to be equal to 0.3048 metres (equivalent to 304.8 millimetres).
The first known standard foot measure was from Sumer, where a definition is given in a statue of Gudea of Lagash from around 2575 BC.
In rural regions and without calibrated rulers, many units of measurement were in fact based on the length of some part of body of the person measuring (or for example the area that could be ploughed in a day).
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 Units: F
This unit is used to express turbidity measured by a nephelometer that measures directly the fraction of light transmitted through a water sample as compared to the fraction transmitted through a standard preparation of formazin.
The unit is used in archery, where it measures the brace height of a bow (the distance from the center of the grip to the bowstring) and also in kayaking, where it measures various critical dimensions of the boat.
The footlambert describes the luminance of a surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square foot; it is the luminance of a perfectly reflecting surface under an illumination of one footcandle.
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 Learn more about Foot in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The feet (singular "foot") are the lower extremities of the leg, and are used by human beings for bipedal locomotion, also known as walking.
The pair foot and feet are one of seven mutated English plurals.
The structures of the human foot and hand are variations on the same basic five-digit anatomy, in common with many other vertebrates.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /f/fo/foot.html   (249 words)

  
 MeasureThat.com -- Length -- Foot
In 1958 the United States and countries of the Commonwealth of Nations defined the length of the international yard to be 0.9144 metres.
Consequently, the international foot is defined to be equal to 0.3048 metres (equivalent to 30.48 centimetres).
In order to enable simultaneous use of the different units of length based on different parts of the human body and other "natural" units of length, the different units were redefined as multiples of each other, whereby their lengths no longer corresponded to the original "natural" standards.
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 foot - Definition, Synonyms, and Reference from OnPedia.com
pedal extremity, vertebrate foot - the extremity of the limb in vertebrates
hindfoot - a rear foot of a quadruped
dibrach, pyrrhic - a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed syllables
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 Old Units of Length
Length units used in land surveying are discussed in the article "Chaining." Other units were defined for use in printing, textiles, and other areas of commerce.
This was a bad choice for defining a unit of length, worse than simply making a couple of arbitrary scratches on a bar, since it involved a difficult and tedious procedure, especially when the news arrived in France that the earth was not a sphere to a sufficient approximation.
Length is now defined in terms of the speed of light, assumed to be an exact value (299792458 m/s), and time by the frequency of atomic vibrations, to a rather great precision.
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 foot - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Foot (anatomy), in human anatomy, lowest structure on the leg, consisting of 26 bones and resembling the hand.
In accentual-syllabic versification the basic unit of measurement is known as the foot.
The foot consists of one accented syllable accompanied by one...
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 Acre - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An acre is a measure of land area in Imperial units or U.S. customary units.
In metric units, an acre is approximately 0.4047 hectare; to a good enough approximation for many purposes, it can be taken as 0.40 hectare or 4.0 kmĀ²/1000 acres.
An acre-foot is a measure of volume used to measure large volumes of water, an acre-foot being the volume necessary to cover one acre to a depth of one foot, 43,560 cubic feet (1233.5 cubic meters or 325 850 U.S. gallons).
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 foot (definitions)
[n] the foot of a human being; "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot".
[n] a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard; "he is six feet tall".
[n] a support resembling a pedal extremity; "one foot of the chair was on the carpet".
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 Talk:Foot (unit of length) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pes was a Roman foot of 296 mm
However [2] describes how the foot measure came about, through a recognition of certain ratios among human body parts leading to a rough and variable foot length, with King Edward I of England first defining a yard and thereafter the foot and the inch.
English Customary Weights and Measures by Russ Rowlett describes a plausible origin whereby the natural foot (of around 9-10 inches) was initially used and 'evolved' to around 12 inches due to the length of 12 inches being a convenient multiple and subdivision of other lengths used at the time.
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 Unit Systems
In the U.S. customary unit system, the fundamental unit of length is the foot and the fundamental unit of time is the second.
The kilogram is the unit of mass; it is equal to the mass of the international prototype of the kilogram.
The kelvin, unit of thermodynamic temperature, is the fraction 1/273.16 of the thermodynamic temperature of the triple point of water.
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 English weights and measures: Quick reference
Unit of length, equal to 22 yards, which is the length of a cricket pitch.
This unit is universal in England for measuring distances between places etc., and is always used on road-signs (eg LONDON 180 miles) and speedometers (as in miles per hour), and consequently is always quoted by drivers when talking about fuel consumption (as in miles per gallon).
This unit is universally used by international law by ships and aircraft, as is the derived unit of the knot.
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 length
The Egyptians have evidence that proves that they may be the earliest civilization that discovered a standard unit for length.
The Romans adopted the foot from the Greeks and divided it into 12 sections which was called unicae, which came to be known as an inch.
Units of length measure height, width, length, depth, and distance.
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 Units: Customary Units
Several foot units were in use, including a foot equal to 12 inches, a foot equal to 2 shaftments (13 inches), and the "natural foot" (pes naturalis, an actual foot length, about 9.8 inches).
The mile is a Roman unit, originally defined to be the length of 1000 paces of a Roman legion.
Thus the gallon, the basic English unit of volume, was originally the volume of eight pounds of wheat.
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 Foot (unit of length) - Gurupedia
The most commonly used foot today is the imperial foot, which is defined to be exactly 0.3048 meters (that is, twelve inches of 0.0254 meters).
The imperial foot was adapted from an Egyptian measure by the
Greeks, with a subsequent larger foot being adopted by the
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 Length
Length is a one-dimensional concept related to the geometric concepts of direction and line.
Length measures need to be investigated in the many practical situations in which they occur, for example, as length, width, depth, height, thickness or closeness of objects.
Measuring the length of objects using non-standard or informal units is the third stage in the learning sequence.
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 E.B. Holmber & Associates
Acre - The (English) acre is a unit of area equal to 43,560 square feet, or 10 square chains, or 160 square poles.
The (square) arpent is a unit of area, approximately.845 acres, or 36,802 square feet.
As a unit of length, equal to 16.5 feet.
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 Foot (unit of length) articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
English units of measurement ENGLISH UNITS OF MEASUREMENT [English units of measurement] principal system of weights and measures used in a few nations, the only major industrial one being the United States.
yd, basic unit of length in the customary system of English units of measurement ; all other units in the English system, such as the inch, foot, rod, and mile, are derived from it.
The brittle shells are of uniform size, are obliquely spherical, and possess distinct radiating ridges, or ribs, which aid the animal in gripping the sand.
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