# Length Unit Conversion

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Length Unit Conversion can be divided into multiple purposes that can also represent the distance, size, height or vertical, as well as the width or the length from one side. In some situations, a value can be converted or changed into another common unit. Unit length of the most frequently used is km, m, cm, mm, mile, inch (in), yd (yard), ft (feet).

Convert a value into unit in km, m, cm, mm, inch, mile, yard, feet

Below is one example of a tool converter to generate a value of the unit of length from km (kilometer) to m (meter). Simply by insert a number or value in any box provided below, then click “Convert!” or press enter.

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## Note:

If necessary, use dot (“.”) to indicate as “decimal” to enter numbers. The dot of this result represent a decimal or a point or a comma (“,”), because in some countries, the comma can indicate as also a decimal and vice versa.

Definition

Base unit measurement for length as SI (International System of Units) is a metre, whereas The centimetre was the base unit of length in the now deprecated CGS (centimetre gram second) system of units. In the physical sciences and engineering, the word “length” is typically used synonymously as “distance”, with symbol “l” (lowercase) or “L” (abbreviation: Length).

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### km (centimeter)

km stands for kilometer (American spelling) or kilometre (SI spelling) which the size of the unit of length in the metric system. 1 km is equal to one thousand meters (kilo become SI prefix for 1000). Now the unit of measure is used officially to represent the distance between geographic areas of land in most parts of the world, an exception to the United States and the road network of the UK where these countries use the another official unit of length.

### m (meter)

m stands for meter (American spelling) or metre (SI spelling). This is the size of the unit of length in the metric system which is an international standard. 1 m is equal to 100 cm or 0.001 km.

### cm (centimeter)

cm stand for centimetre (international spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures) or centimeter (American spelling) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one hundredth of a meter. cm being the International System of Units prefix for a factor of one per a hundred. cm is the base unit of length for cgs (centimetre–gram–second) system of units.

### mm (millimeter)

mm stands for millimeter (American spelling) or millimetre (SI spelling) is the size of the unit of length in the metric system, that is the basis of the length measurement. 1 mm is equal to 0.1 cm.

### inch

Inch (plural: inches, abbreviation: in or ″) is a unit of length in the imperial and United States customary systems of measurement, now formally equal to one per thirty six yard but usually understood as one per twelve of a foot. Derived from the Roman uncia, “inch” is also sometimes used to translate related units in other measurement systems. Traditional standards for the exact length of an inch have varied in the past, but since the adoption of the international yard during the 1950s and 1960s it has been based on the metric system and reckoned as exactly 2.54 cm.

### ft (foot)

ft stands for Foot (plural: feet, symbol: ′, the prime symbol) is a unit of length in the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. Since 1959, both units have been defined by international agreement as equivalent to 0.3048 meters exactly. In both systems, the foot comprises 12 inches, and three feet compose a yard.

### yd (yard)

yd is the abbreviation from yard (plural: yards), used as unit of length in English, the British imperial system and United States customary systems of measurement. The international standard of o yard is equal to 0.9144 meter 3 feet or 36 inches.

### mile (miles)

mile (plural: miles) is the unit of measurement used in English. 1 mile is equal to 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards, and as the standardization of 1,609,344 meters.