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mile
statute nautical
1.609344 km 1.852 km
1,609.344 m 1,852 m
1,760 yd 2,025.372 yd
5,280 ft 6,076.115 ft
63,360 in 72,913.39 in
A UK road sign with distances in miles
.A mile is a unit of length in a number of different systems.^ The "long" units of distance fit together reasonably well in this system: There are 4 rods per chain, 10 chains per furlong, and 8 furlong per mile.
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.In contemporary English, a mile most commonly refers to the statute mile of 5,280 feet (1,760 yards, or 1,609.344 meters), the survey mile of 5,280 survey feet (1,609.3472 meters (5,280.01 ft)) or the nautical mile of 1,852 meters (6,076.12 ft).^ RookieHunter, A statute mile is 5,280 feet and a nautical mile is 6,076 feet.
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^ A nautical mile is equivalent to 1852 meters or 6076.17 feet.

^ In the English measurement system, a nautical mile is 1.1508 miles , or 6,076 feet.

.The use of statute miles as a unit of measurement is largely confined to the United States and the United Kingdom.^ Make sure the units are statute miles.

^ Linear measures: 1 foot = 12 inches; 1 statute mile = 1,760 yards = 5,280 feet.
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^ WEIGHTS AND MEASURES : The imperial system is in common use; however, the use of metrics in industry is increasing, and the metric system is taught in public schools throughout the United States.
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.There are many other historical miles and similar units in other systems translated as miles in English, varying between one and fifteen kilometers.^ The name Mile-End have not a clear origin an many different historical explanations exists.
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^ It is the unit of length used to define the knot (speed of one nautical mile per hour) used by ships and airplanes.

^ The music on Miles Ahead always sounded like they recorded each side in one long take as there are many direct segues and and the pieces flow beautifully together.
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It is about a third of the old measurement, the league. .There have been several abbreviations for mile (with and without trailing period): mi, ml, m, M. In the United States, the National Institute of Standards and Technology now uses and recommends mi,[1] but in everyday usage (at least in the United States and in the United Kingdom), units such as miles per hour and miles per gallon are almost always abbreviated as mph or mpg (rather than mi/h or mi/gal).^ Statute Mile per Hour .

^ Over the countless years of history , there were actually several version s of a mile : .
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^ The compassion of the old Native American saying "I pray that I may not judge a man, until I have walked a mile in his shoes" is needed now more than ever.

.The formula "multiply by 8 and divide by 5" to convert miles to kilometers gives a conversion of 1.6 kilometers per mile.^ The length was based on converting [1 nautical mile per hour] to [feet per second(fps)], and then multiplying [fps] by 30 seconds (which was a practical time to spend counting knots with a sandglass).

^ Seriously: There are 12 = 2 2 x 3 inches per foot, 3 feet per yard, and 1760 = 2 5 x 5 x 11 yards per mile, and multiplying these we get 2 7 x 3 2 x 5 x 11 = 63360.
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.It is about 0.6% lower than the actual conversion factors; however, it is a useful approximation for everyday use.^ (By the way, the nautical mile is about 1.15 larger than the "statute" mile used by land lubbers.

^ Finally, what about the actual values of 47'3" between knots on the rope and the 30 seconds that were used with the chip log?

## Statute mile

.The statute mile was defined by an English Act of Parliament (hence the name) in 1592, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I;[2] it is equal to 1,760 yards (5,280 feet).^ A nautical mile equals 1.15 statute mile.
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^ RookieHunter, A statute mile is 5,280 feet and a nautical mile is 6,076 feet.
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^ A land mile is 5,280 feet.

.For surveying, the statute mile is divided into eight furlongs; each furlong is ten chains; each chain is four rods (also known as poles or perches); and each rod is 25 links.^ After October 15 it is 25 Statute miles.

^ A competition day is a day on which at least three (3) contestants have been scored a minimum handicap distance of at least 30 statute miles or 25 miles for flights after October 15.

^ The Minimum Task Distance for speed task scoring is 30 handicapped statute miles except after October 15, it is 25 Statute miles.

This makes the rod equal to 5½ yards or 16½ feet in both Imperial and U.S. usage.
.The exact conversion of the mile to SI units depends on which definition of the yard is in use.^ It is the unit of length used to define the knot (speed of one nautical mile per hour) used by ships and airplanes.

^ Unit of distance used in marine navigation, equal to approximately 1.15 statute miles (length of 1 minute of latitude).

^ Using the definition of a nautical mile for distance at sea, the challenge was to measure speed - - i.e.

.Different English-speaking countries maintained independent physical standards for the yard that were found to differ by small, but measurable amounts and even to slowly shorten in length.^ Since [speed] = [distance] divided by [time], if we measure a small distance (or length) in a small time we can do the math and figure our speed.

[3] .The United States redefined the U.S. yard in 1893, but this resulted in U.S. and Imperial units with the same names having very slightly different values.^ Isotope: Different forms of the same chemical element which are distinguished by having different numbers of neutrons in the nucleus.

.The difference was resolved in 1959 with the definition of the international yard in terms of the meter by Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.^ New Roots Two-Tone Boston/Gloucester, Massachusetts United States Profile Views: 90868 Last Login: 10/29/2009 .
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^ Places > United States and Canada > U.S. Political Geography > ...
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^ Australia - New South Wales - Sydney .
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[4] .The "international mile" of 1,760 international yards is exactly 1,609.344 meters.^ Four-minute mile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In athletics, the four - minute mile is the running of a mile (exactly 1609.344 meters, 5280 feet) in less than four minutes.
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^ Distance at sea is measured in nautical miles, which are about 6067.12 feet, 1.15 statute miles or exactly 1852 meters.

^ By international agreement, the nautical mile is now defined as 1852 meters.

.The difference from the previous standards was 2 ppm, or about 3.2 millimeters (1/8 inch) in each mile, the old U.S. standard being slightly longer and the old Imperial standards slightly shorter than the international mile.^ The compassion of the old Native American saying "I pray that I may not judge a man, until I have walked a mile in his shoes" is needed now more than ever.

^ (By the way, the nautical mile is about 1.15 larger than the "statute" mile used by land lubbers.

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.The older standards for the yard (and hence the foot and the mile) continue in use for some surveying purposes in the United States,[5] and the old Imperial value of the yard was used in converting measurements to metric values in India in a 1976 Act of the Indian Parliament.^ At that time the furlong, measured by a larger northern (German) foot, was 625 feet, and thus the mile equaled 5,000 feet.
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^ It is the unit of length used to define the knot (speed of one nautical mile per hour) used by ships and airplanes.

^ Unit of distance used in marine navigation, equal to approximately 1.15 statute miles (length of 1 minute of latitude).

[6]
.For most applications, the difference between the two definitions is insignificant — one international foot is exactly 0.999998 of a U.S. survey foot, for a difference of about 3.2 millimeters (1/8 inch) per mile — but it affects the definition of the State Plane Coordinate Systems (SPCSs), which can stretch over hundreds of miles.^ Finish Photo procedures: The finish gate is a one statute mile wide plane perpendicular to the last task leg, centered at the GPS coordinate of the finish airport.

^ End/Begin two-lane "18 Mile Stretch."

^ It is the unit of length used to define the knot (speed of one nautical mile per hour) used by ships and airplanes.

[7] When international measure was introduced in the English-speaking countries, the basic geodetic datum in North America was the North American Datum of 1927 (NAD27), which had been constructed by triangulation based on the definition of the foot in the Mendenhall Order of 1893, that is 1 foot = 12003937 meters: this definition was retained for data derived from NAD27, but renamed the U.S. survey foot to distinguish it from the international foot.[5]
The NAD27 was replaced in the 1980s by The North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83), which is defined in meters. The State Plane Coordinate Systems were also updated, but the National Geodetic Survey left the decision of which (if any) definition of the foot to use to the individual states. .All State Plane Coordinate Systems are defined in meters, but seven states also have State Plane Coordinate Systems defined in U.S. survey feet, and an eighth state in international feet: the other 42 states use only meter-based State Plane Coordinate Systems.^ The vouchers can not be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer and are only valid on non pre-paid rates.
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^ After much international debate , it has been agreed that aaa nauticalnauticalnautical milemilemile is equal to 6,076 feet (1,852 meters).

^ If a contestant leaves Illinois, the contestant may use airports in other states that appear on the current sectional chart and are not RLAs.

[7] .The current National Topographic Database of the Survey of India is based on the metric WGS-84 datum,[8] which is also used by the Global Positioning System.^ Since aaa nauticalnauticalnautical milemilemile is not technically an SI measurement, some nations prefer to use distances which are recognized under this system, which prefers metric measurements like meters and kilometers to measurements such as inches and feet.

.State legislation is also important for determining the conversion factor to be used for everyday land surveying and real estate transactions, although the difference (2 ppm) is of no practical significance given the precision of normal surveying measurements over short distances (usually much less than a mile).^ Four-minute mile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In athletics, the four - minute mile is the running of a mile (exactly 1609.344 meters, 5280 feet) in less than four minutes.
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^ Now that we have much more precise technology to measure things, and because we need to establish international standards and conversion factors, and because the earth is not uniformly flat or round anywhere, and because even the precise definition of the second has changed, the official value for how many international feet in an international nautical mile has changed.

^ Actual Distance flown (see 10.2.2), less one mile for GPS starts and one mile for GPS finishes, (TOC) Time on Course.

In the U.S., twenty-four states have legislated that surveying measures should be based on the U.S. survey foot, eight have legislated that they be made on the basis of the international foot, and eighteen have not specified the conversion factor from metric units.[7]

### Historical miles in Britain and Ireland

The statute of Elizabeth I was not the only definition of the mile in Britain and Ireland. .Perhaps the earliest tables of English linear measures, Arnold's Customs of London (c. 1500) indicates a mile consisted of 8 furlongs, each of 625 feet, for a total of 5,000 feet (1,666⅔ yards, 0.947 statute miles):[2] this is the same definition of the mile in terms of feet as used by the Romans.^ In the English measurement system, a nautical mile is 1.1508 miles , or 6,076 feet.

^ At or above 10,000 feet MSL 5 statute miles 1,000 feet below.

^ At that time the furlong, measured by a larger northern (German) foot, was 625 feet, and thus the mile equaled 5,000 feet.
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.The "old English" mile of medieval and early modern times appears to have measured approximately 1.3 statute miles.^ At that time the furlong, measured by a larger northern (German) foot, was 625 feet, and thus the mile equaled 5,000 feet.
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^ But the cumulative effects of new international standard definitions for time, feet, statute miles, and nautical miles and more accurate measurements of the actual size of the earth - - and the fact that we don't use sand to measure time anymore - - have changed the modern calibration of the chip log.

[9]

#### Scots mile

.The Scots mile was longer than the English mile, but varied in length from place to place.^ Various places were used including a building at the corner of Joy/Mt Vernon Streets along the Boston Movie Mile.

[10] It was formally abolished by an Act of the Parliament of Scotland in 1685,[11] and again by the Treaty of Union with England in 1707,[12] but continued in use as a customary unit during the 18th century. It was obsolete by the time of its final abolition by the Weights and Measures Act 1824.[10] .An estimate of its length can be made from other Scots units: in Scots, the rod was usually called the fall or faw, and was equal to six ells of 37 inches.^ Fuel Rods: Long, hollow rods, usually of a zirconium alloy, into which are stacked 200 to 240 pellets of uranium, each of which is approximately .6 inch long.

[13] .As there are 320 rods in a mile, this would make the Scots mile equal to 5,920 feet (1,973⅓ yards, 1.12 statute miles).^ Make sure the units are statute miles.

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^ Class D 3 statute miles 500 feet below.

Other estimates are similar.[2][14]

#### Irish mile

.The Irish mile was longer still.^ Elsewhere in the British Isles, longer miles were used, including the Irish mile of 6,720 feet (2.048 km) and the Scottish mile of 5,952 English feet (1.814 km).
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[9] .In Elizabethan times, four Irish miles was often equated to five English, though whether the statute mile or the "old English" mile is unclear.^ Elsewhere in the British Isles, longer miles were used, including the Irish mile of 6,720 feet (2.048 km) and the Scottish mile of 5,952 English feet (1.814 km).
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[9] .By the seventeenth century, it was 2,240 yards (6,720 feet, 1.27 statute miles).^ Class D 3 statute miles 500 feet below.

^ Class E: Less than 10,000 feet MSL 3 statute miles 500 feet below.

^ ARTICLE from the Encyclopædia Britannica unit of measurement any of various units of distance, such as the statute mile of 5,280 feet (1.609 km).
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[14][15][16] Again, the difference arose from a different length of the rod in Ireland (usually called the perch locally): 21 feet as opposed to 16½ feet in England.[15][17]
.From 1774, through the 1801 union with Britain, until the 1820s, the grand juries of 25 Irish counties commissioned surveyed maps at scales of one or two inches per Irish mile.^ Law enforcement officers fanned out across Meigs County Thursday morning with warrants in hand, rounding up individuals indicted by the Grand Jury.
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^ The knot is one nautical mile per hour.
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[18][19] .Scottish engineer William Bald's County Mayo maps of 1809–30 were drawn in English miles and rescaled to Irish miles for printing.^ Elsewhere in the British Isles, longer miles were used, including the Irish mile of 6,720 feet (2.048 km) and the Scottish mile of 5,952 English feet (1.814 km).
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[20] The HowthDublin Post Office extension of the London–Holyhead turnpike engineered by Thomas Telford had mileposts in English miles.[21] Although legally abolished by the Weights and Measures Act 1824, the Irish mile was used till 1856 by the Irish Post Office.[22] The Ordnance Survey of Ireland, from its establishment in 1824, used English miles.[23]
In 1894, Alfred Austin complained after visiting Ireland that "the Irish mile is a fine source of confusion when distances are computed. .In one county a mile means a statute mile, in another it means an Irish mile".[24] When the Oxford English Dictionary definition of "mile" was published in 1906,[25] it described the Irish mile as "still in rustic use".[14] A 1902 guide says regarding milestones, "Counties Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Antrim, Down, and Armagh use English, but Donegal Irish Miles; the other counties either have both, or only one or two roads have Irish".[26] Variation in signage persisted till the publication of standardised road traffic regulations by the Irish Free State in 1926.[27] In 1937, a man prosecuted for driving outside the 15-mile limit of his license offered the unsuccessful defense that, since the state was independent, the limit ought to use Irish miles, "just as no one would ever think of selling land other than as Irish acres".[28] A 1965 proposal by two TDs to replace statute miles with Irish miles in a clause of the Road Transport Act was rejected.^ Four-minute mile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In athletics, the four - minute mile is the running of a mile (exactly 1609.344 meters, 5280 feet) in less than four minutes.
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[29] .The term is now obsolete as a specific measure,[30] though an "Irish mile" colloquially is a long but vague distance akin to a "country mile".[31] Outside of its downtown core, but within its newer subdivisions, Toronto' street grid is based on the Irish mile.^ A competition day is a day on which at least three (3) contestants have been scored a minimum handicap distance of at least 30 statute miles or 25 miles for flights after October 15.

^ A knot is a not a measure of distance, but a measure of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour.
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### Metric mile

.The term metric mile is used in sports such as track and field athletics and speed skating to denote a distance of 1,500 meters (about 4,921 ft).^ The Minimum Task Distance for speed task scoring is 30 handicapped statute miles except after October 15, it is 25 Statute miles.

^ TMI: Acronym for Three Mile Island and a term used by local residents as a quick reference to the entire emergency as in “I survived TMI .

^ I can maintain about an 8 min/ mile pace at this distance.
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.In United States high school competition, the term is sometimes used for a race of 1,600 meters (about 5,249 ft).^ I think about them running a competitive race.
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^ The first race will go off at 5PM at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Maryland on June 2.
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^ The team of four girls from Walter Johnson High School worked together to consume 4 burritos and cover 3200 meters in 29 minutes and 22 seconds.
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[32]

## Nautical mile

.
On the utility of the nautical mile
Each circle shown is a great circle– the analog of a line in spherical trigonometry– and hence the shortest path connecting two points on the globular surface.
^ A nautical mile is 1/60th of the length of a degree (or one second) of a great circle of the earth.
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^ The approximately 180 nautical miles to Bergen started with only two knots wind.
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Meridians are great circles that pass through the poles.
.The nautical mile was originally defined as one minute of arc along a meridian of the Earth.^ The distance is calculated in kilometers, miles and nautical miles, and the initial compass bearing/heading from the origin to the destination.
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[33] It is a convenient reference, since it is fairly constant at all latitudes, in contrast with degrees of longitude which vary from 60 NM at the equator to zero at the poles.
.Navigators use dividers to step off the distance between two points on the navigational chart, then place the open dividers against the minutes-of-latitude scale at the edge of the chart, and read off the distance in nautical miles.^ Calculate distance between two locations .
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^ This distance calculator can find distance between any two cities or locations available in The World Clock .
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[34] Since it is now known that the Earth is not perfectly spherical but an oblate spheroid, the length derived from this method varies slightly from the equator to the poles. For instance, using the WGS84 Ellipsoid, the commonly accepted Earth model for many purposes today, one minute of latitude at the WGS84 equator is 6,087 feet and at the poles is 6,067 feet. .On average, it is about 6,076 feet (about 1852 meters or 1.15 statute miles).^ After October 15 it is 25 Statute miles.

^ RookieHunter, A statute mile is 5,280 feet and a nautical mile is 6,076 feet.
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^ A nautical mile equals 1.15 statute mile.
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.In the United States, the nautical mile was defined in the nineteenth century as 6,080.2 feet (1,853.249 m), whereas in the United Kingdom, the Admiralty nautical mile was defined as 6,080 feet (1,853.184 m) and was approximately one minute of latitude in the latitudes of the south of the UK. Other nations had different definitions of the nautical mile, but it is now internationally defined to be exactly 1,852 meters.^ If you ever had any doubts about Eminmems talents - one way or the other - you definitely know his worth now!
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^ The approximately 180 nautical miles to Bergen started with only two knots wind.
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### Related nautical units

.The nautical mile per hour is known as the knot.^ The nautical mile is often miscalled "Knot".
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^ A knot is a measurement of speed.One knot is one nautical mile per hour.
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^ A knot is a not a measure of distance, but a measure of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour.
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.Nautical miles and knots are almost universally used for aeronautical and maritime navigation, because of their relationship with degrees and minutes of latitude and the convenience of using the latitude scale on a map for distance measuring.^ The nautical mile is often miscalled "Knot".
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^ A knot is a measurement of speed.One knot is one nautical mile per hour.
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^ A knot is a not a measure of distance, but a measure of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour.
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.The data mile is used in radar-related subjects and is equal to 6,000 feet (1.8288 kilometers).^ Kilowatt-Hour: A unit of energy consumption that equals 1,000 watts used for one hour.

^ Class E: Less than 10,000 feet MSL 3 statute miles 500 feet below.

^ More than 1,200 feet above the surface and at or above 10,000 feet MSL 5 statute miles 1,000 feet below.

[35] .The radar mile is a unit of time (in the same way that the light year is a unit of distance), equal to the time required for a radar pulse to travel a distance of two miles (one mile each way).^ Actual Distance flown (see 10.2.2), less one mile for GPS starts and one mile for GPS finishes, (TOC) Time on Course.

^ Although All Saints’ Day is now considered to occur one day after Halloween, the two holidays were at that time celebrated on the same day.
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^ His one requirement was that there be a song called Miles Ahead which Davis was able to supply.
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Thus, the radar statute mile is 10.8 μs and the radar nautical mile is 12.4 μs.[36]

## Roman mile

.In Roman times, the unit of long distance mille passuum (literally "a thousand paces" in Latin, with one pace being equal to two steps) was first used by the Romans and denoted a distance of 1,000 paces or 5,000 Roman feet, and is estimated to correspond to about 1,479 meters (1,617 yards).^ Kilowatt-Hour: A unit of energy consumption that equals 1,000 watts used for one hour.

^ Actual Distance flown (see 10.2.2), less one mile for GPS starts and one mile for GPS finishes, (TOC) Time on Course.

^ For a long time I feared that one day, Eminem WOULD make a movie - and that movie would suck!!!!
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.This unit is now known as the Roman mile.^ It was the combination of these two innovative musicians that resulted in these great masterpieces now known as: Miles Daves - The Complete Studio Recordings (Columbia Legacy 2 - 67397).
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[37] This unit spread throughout the Roman empire, often with modifications to fit local systems of measurements.

## Grid system

.Cities in the continental United States often have streets laid out by miles.^ See all Typical Duplex and triplex of borough Mile-end > > City picture : borough Mile-end Streets .
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^ Scenes were also filmed in South Boston (Funeral Home and G Street), South Station and the Massachusetts State House along the Boston Movie Mile.

^ Passing the Massachusetts State House, the Boston Movie Mile ends at 1 Beacon Street.

Detroit, Indianapolis, Chicago, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Miami are several examples. .Typically the largest streets are about one mile apart, with others at half-mile and quarter-mile intervals.^ See all Typical Duplex and triplex of borough Mile-end > > City picture : borough Mile-end Streets .
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^ The sailors are half way and did 100 miles in about 11 hours!
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^ Ryan on the other hand, ate as good as he could and started his mile after eating his burrito in almost 3 and a half minutes.
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.Also in Manhattan, "streets" are almost exactly 20 per mile, while "avenues" are about six per mile.^ A windlesness period of six hours after about 150 miles sailing spoiled that attempt.
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^ Mile is a good movie as far as showing part of the World to many who don't care about this culture, just exactly how life in it for some can be.
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^ A call from Lesly Irvine, skipper of Vandal: "We're about 20 miles south of the island Fedje.
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## Other miles

• The Arab mile (or Arabic mile) was a unit of length used by medieval Muslim geographers. Its precise length is uncertain, but is believed to be around 1925 meters..April 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed]
• The Danish mil (traditional) was 24,000 Danish feet or 7532.5 meters.^ Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 April 2009 21:24 ) .

Sometimes it was interpreted as exactly 7.5 kilometers. It is the same as the north German Meile (below).[38]
• The Meile was a traditional unit in German speaking countries, much longer than a western European mile. It was 24,000 German feet; the SI equivalent was 7586 meters in Austria or 7532.5 meters in northern Germany. There was a version known as the geographische Meile, which was 4 Admiralty nautical miles, 7,412.7 meters, or 1/15 degree.[39]
• .
• In Norway and Sweden, a mil is a unit of length which is equal to 10 kilometers and commonly used in everyday language.^ Kilowatt-Hour: A unit of energy consumption that equals 1,000 watts used for one hour.

.However in more formal situations, like on road signs and when there is risk of confusion with English miles, kilometers are used instead.^ The Milwaukee Mile road course was widely used in the 1950's and thereafter.
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^ There is a Back Country Byway sign and information kiosk on the corner, which contains information on Nine Mile Canyon.
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^ He would approach the trumpet like a different instrument when using the harmon, more like a woodwind.
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The traditional Swedish mil spanned the range from 6000-14,485 meters, depending on province. It was however standardized in 1649 to 36,000 Swedish feet, or 10.687 kilometers.[38] The Norwegian mil was 11.298 kilometers. When the metric system was introduced in the Norwegian-Swedish union in 1889, it standardized the mil to exactly 10 kilometers.[38]
• The Portuguese milha was a unit of length used in Portugal and Brazil, before the adoption of the metric system. It was equal to 2087,3 meters.[40]
• .
• The Russian milya (русская миля) was a traditional Russian unit of distance, equal to 7 verst, or 7.468 km.
• The hrvatska milja (Croatian mile) is 11,130 meters = 11.13 kilometers = 1/10 of equator's degree,[41] first time used by Jesuit Stjepan Glavač on a map from 1673.
• The banska milja (also called hrvatska milja) (mile of Croatian Ban, Croatian mile) was 7586 meters = 7.586 kilometers, or 24,000 feet.^ Kilowatt: A unit of electric energy equal to 1,000 watts.

^ Megawatt: A unit of energy equal to 1,000 kilowatts (1 million watts).

^ Kilowatt-Hour: A unit of energy consumption that equals 1,000 watts used for one hour.

[42].

## Idioms

.Even in English-speaking countries that have moved from the Imperial to the metric system (for example, Australia and New Zealand), the mile is still used in a variety of idioms.^ Lizzie Miles was born on Bourbon Street and she was singing with the New Orleans Jazz bands of King Oliver , Kid Ory and A.J. Piron while she was still a teenager.

^ The closing pieceThere's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for New York is a joyful leap into a famous journey that Miles and many others have taken, metaphorically speaking.
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^ Mary's Place - 4410 Danville Hwy (right on Hwy 68); Antiques, glassware and new and used furniture; rental spaces for 400 Mile Sale.
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These include:
• A country mile is used colloquially to denote a very long distance.
• "A miss is as good as a mile" (failure by a narrow margin is no better than any other failure)
• "Give him an inch and he'll take a mile" - a corruption of "Give him an inch and he'll take an ell" [43] (the person in question will become greedy if shown generosity)
• "Missed by a mile" (missed by a wide margin)
• "Talk a mile a minute" (speak at a rapid rate)
• "To go the extra mile" (to put in extra effort)
• "Miles away" (lost in thought, or daydreaming)
• "Milestone" (an event indicating significant progress)

## Notes

1. ^ Tina Butcher et al. ed. (2007) Appendix C, p. C-13.
2. ^ a b c Klein (1974, corrected 1988), p. 69.
3. ^ Bigg, P. H.; Anderton, Pamela (1964). "The United Kingdom standards of the yard in terms of the metre". Br. J. Appl. Phys. 15: 291–300. doi:10.1088/0508-3443/15/3/308. .
4. ^ Barbrow & Judson, (1976), pp. 16, 17, 20.
5. ^ a b Astin, A. V., Karo, H. A.; Mueller, F. H. (June 25, 1959). "Refinement of Values for the Yard and the Pound." Federal Register Doc. 59-5442. When reading the document it helps to bear in mind that 999,998 = 3,937 × 254.
6. ^ Schedule to the Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976.
7. ^ a b c U.S. National Geodetic Survey (undated). "Frequently Asked Questions about the National Geodetic Survey". Retrieved May 16, 2009. .
8. ^ Survey of India, "National Map Policy – 2005".
9. ^ a b c Andrews, J.H. (September 15, 2003). "Sir Richard Bingham and the mapping of western Ireland". Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (Dublin: Royal Irish Academy) 103C (3): 70, fn.35.
10. ^ a b "mile". Dictionary of the Scottish Language – Scottish National Dictionary.
11. ^ "Act for a standard of miles" (June 16, 1685). APS viii: 494, c.59. RPS 1685/4/83.
12. ^ Union with England Act 1707 (c. 7), art. 17.
13. ^ "fall, faw". Dictionary of the Scottish Language – Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue.
14. ^ a b c James A. H. Murray, ed (1908). "mile". A New Dictionary of English on Historical Principles. Vol. 6, part 2: M. Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 436.
15. ^ a b Petty, William (1769). "XIII: Several miscellany remarks and intimations concerning Ireland, and the several matters aforementioned". Tracts, chiefly relating to Ireland. The political anatomy of Ireland (2nd ed.). Dublin: Boulter Grierson. p. 375. "Eleven Irish miles makes 14 English, according to the proportion of the Irish perch of 21 feet, to the English of 16 and a half."
16. ^ Ordnance Survey Ireland. "Frequently Asked Questions". Retrieved February 17, 2009.
17. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2001). "Irish mile". How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
18. ^ Andrews, John Harwood (1975). A paper landscape: the ordnance survey in nineteenth-century Ireland. Clarendon Press. p. 4. ISBN 0198232098.
19. ^ Andrews, John; Paul Ferguson (1995). "22: Maps of Ireland". in Helen Wallis, Anita McConnell. Historian's Guide to Early British Maps: A Guide to the Location of Pre-1900 Maps of the British Isles Preserved in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Cambridge University Press. pp. 72–4. ISBN 0521551528.
20. ^ Storrie, Margaret C. (September 1969). "William Bald, F. R. S. E., c. 1789-1857; Surveyor, Cartographer and Civil Engineer". Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers (Blackwell Publishing on behalf of The Royal Geographical Society) (47): 205–231.
21. ^ Montgomery, Bob (November 17, 2004). "Past Imperfect; Milestones: Silent witness to our transport history". The Irish Times: p. 34. Retrieved May 25, 2009.
22. ^ Austin Bourke, P. M. (March 1965). "Notes on Some Agricultural Units of Measurement in Use in Pre-Famine Ireland". Irish Historical Studies (Irish Historical Studies Publications Ltd) 14 (55): 236.
23. ^ Smith, Angèle (1998). "Landscapes of power in nineteenth century Ireland: Archaeology and Ordnance Survey maps". Archaeological Dialogues (Cambridge University Press) 5 (5): 69–84. doi:10.1017/S1380203800001173.
24. ^ Austin, Alfred (1900). Spring and Autumn in Ireland. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons. p. 4. Retrieved May 25, 2009.
25. ^ McMorris, Jenny; main author Lynda Mugglestone (2000). "Appendix I: OED Sections and Parts". Lexicography and the OED: pioneers in the untrodden forest. Oxford University Press. p. 230. ISBN 0198237847. "Mesne–Misbirth December 1906"
26. ^ Inglis, Harry R. G. (1902). 'Royal' Road Book of Ireland. Edinburgh: Gall and Inglis. p. 14.
27. ^ "Safer roads". The Irish Times: p. 6. October 22, 1926. Retrieved May 25, 2009.
28. ^ "Irish miles or English? Novel defence made at Bray.". The Irish Times: p. 5. 27 November 1937. Retrieved May 25, 2009.
29. ^ "Carriage of Merchandise by Road". Questions. Oral Answers.. Dáil Éireann debates. 214. Oireachtas. February 23, 1965. p. col.836. Retrieved May 26, 2009.
30. ^ "mile, n.1 (draft revision)". Oxford English Dictionary (online edition). Oxford University Press. March 2009. Retrieved May 26, 2009.
31. ^ Green, Jonathon (2005). Cassell's dictionary of slang (2nd ed.). Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 774. ISBN 0304366366.
32. ^ Rowlett (2005). s.v. mile.
33. ^ Maloney, (1978), 34.
34. ^ Maloney, (1978), 34–35.
35. ^ Rowlett (2005). s.v. data mile.
36. ^ Rowlett (2005). s.v. radar mile.
37. ^ Smith (1875), p. 171.
38. ^ a b c Rowlett (2005). s.v. mil [4].
39. ^ Rowlett (2005), s.v meile.
40. ^ Russ Rowlett, Units of Measurement http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/dictM.html
41. ^ (Croatian) Centuries of Natural Science in Croatia : Theory and Application Kartografija i putopisi
42. ^ (Croatian) Vijenac Mrvice s banskoga stola
43. ^ Oxford Concise Dictionary - 5th Edition - Oxford Universiry Press - 1964

# Bible wiki

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### From BibleWiki

(from Lat. mille, "a thousand;" Matt. .5:41), a Roman measure of 1,000 paces of 5 feet each.^ The Roman Legion measured marches in pace s.
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^ It originated from the Roman mille passus , or “thousand paces,” which measured 5,000 Roman feet.
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^ Roman measure of 1,000 paces of 5 feet each.
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.Thus the Roman mile has 1618 yards, being 142 yards shorter than the English mile.^ Thus the Roman mile has 1618 yards, being 142 yards shorter than the English mile.
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^ The so-called "metric mile" of 1500 meters is 119 yards, 21 inches short of a Roman mile.
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^ [Middle English, from Old English mīl , from Latin mīlia (passuum) , a thousand (double paces), a Roman mile , pl.
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This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

# Simple English

A mile is a unit of length. There are many different kinds of mile.

## Statute mile

In the US and the UK the word mile usually means the statute mile.

 1 statute mile = 1,760 yards (by definition) = 5,280 feet = 1.609344 kilometres (exactly)

## Nautical mile

The nautical mile is used for sea or air travel.

The nautical mile was originally defined as one minute of arc along a line of longitude of the Earth. There are 60 minutes of arc in one degree or arc (60' = 1°). So there were 10,800 nautical miles from the North Pole to the South Pole.

Now the nautical mile is defined as 1,852 metres.

 1 nautical mile = 1,852 metres (by definition) ≈ 6,076 feet ≈ 1.151 statute miles

## Roman mile

The mile was first used by the Romans. It comes from the Latin phrase mille passus (plural: milia passuum). This means "one thousand paces". A pace is the distance each foot moves when taking one step.

 1 Roman mile = 1,000 Roman paces (by definition) ≈ 1,479 metres ≈ 4,852 feet

## Other miles

Different miles have been used throughout history in various parts of the world. In Norway and Sweden, for example, a mil is a unit of length which is equal to 10 kilometres.

# Citable sentences

Up to date as of December 22, 2010

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