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What is a meter?

Blair Lewis

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Ashley Howard on June 2, 2019

A meter is any device that measures the distance, the amount, frequency, or value. A metre (also meter) on the other hand is a unit of distance or length, also used in other types of measurements (speed, acceleration, force). --- The unit of measure metre is an si unit (metric system), which was originally defined as one ten-millionth of the distance from the Earth to the equator and the North Pole. Currently defined as the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 of a second. It is used in various sub-units or multiples such as centimeters, 1/100 meter, and kilometer, which is 1000 meters. For those who use Imperial units, a meter is about 39.37 inches so for rough calculations, is a little more than a yard. A kilometer is about 3/5 of a mile.

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