Full name: agate [typographical]
Plural form: agates
Alternate spelling: agate line
Category type: length
Scale factor: 0.0018142857142857
The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 551.1811023622 agate.
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An agate is a unit of typographical measure. It is approximately 5 1/2 points (1/14 inch or 1.814 mm). It can refer to either the height of a line of type, or to a font that is 5.5 points. An Agate font is commonly used to display statistical data or legal notices in newspapers. It is considered to be the smallest point size that can be printed on newsprint and remain legible.