Meter conversions

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meter (US spelling), pl. meters, abbr. m

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About meter

The meter is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). One meter is equal to 100 centimeters (cm) or 1,000 millimeters (mm) (SI units of length).

One meter (m) is also equal to approximately 3.2808 feet (ft), or 39.370 inches (in), or 6.2137 × 10-4 miles (mi) or 1.09361 yards (yd), which are US customary / Imperial units of length.

The meter is widely used around the world for many everyday length measurements.

Symbol: m

Plural: meters

Also called: metre (plural: metres, Int. spelling)

Subdivisions and multiples of the meter using SI prefixes

Subdivisions of the meter
Name Symbol Value
decimeter dm 10-1 m
centimeter cm 10-2 m
millimeter mm 10-3 m
micrometer μm 10-6 m
nanometer nm 10-9 m
picometer pm 10-12 m
femtometer fm 10-15 m
attometer am 10-18 m
zeptometer zm 10-21 m
yoctometer ym 10-24 m
Multiples of the meter
Name Symbol Value
decameter dam 101 m
hectometer hm 102 m
kilometer km 103 m
megameter Mm 106 m
gigameter Gm 109 m
terameter Tm 1012 m
petameter Pm 1015 m
exameter Em 1018 m
zettameter Zm 1021 m
yottameter Ym 1024 m

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