›› Measurement unit: metre

Full name: metre

Plural form: metres

Symbol: m

Alternate spelling: meters

Category type: length

Scale factor: 1


›› SI unit: metre

The SI base unit for length is the metre.


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›› Definition: Meter

The metre, symbol: m, is the basic unit of distance (or of "length", in the parlance of the physical sciences) in the International System of Units. The internationally-accepted spelling of the unit in English is "metre", although the American English spelling meter is a common variant. However, both American and non-American forms of English agree that the spelling "meter" should be used as a suffix in the names of measuring devices such as chronometers and micrometers.


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