international nautical mile


international nautical mile
The length of the arc of a great circle that subtends an angle of one minute at the center of the earth. This length varies with latitude because of the irregular shape of the earth. For the purpose of navigation, however, the international nautical mile of 6076.1 ft (1852 m) has been adapted as the standard for air navigation.

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  • international nautical mile — noun a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude • Syn: ↑nautical mile, ↑mile, ↑mi, ↑naut mi, ↑knot, ↑air mile • Derivationally related forms: ↑mil …   Useful english dictionary

  • international nautical mile — jūrmylė statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Tarptautinis jūreivystėje ir aeronautikoje vartojamas matavimo vienetas. Žymima nmi: 1 nmi = 1852 m. Priimta 1929 m. Monake vykusioje Neeilinėje tarptautinėje hidrografijos… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • international nautical mile — noun → nautical mile …   Australian English dictionary

  • International Nautical Mile — See nautical mile …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • international nautical mile —    the nautical mile as currently defined by international agreement, equal to exactly 1852 meters or 6076.11549 feet. This long name is sometimes used to distinguish the current nautical mile from older units …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • international nautical mile — a unit of distance at sea or in the air equal to 1.852 kilometers. Also called international air mile. * * * …   Universalium

  • international nautical mile — in′terna′tional nau′tical mile′ n. naut. wam navig. a unit of distance at sea or in the air equal to 1.852 kilometers, based on the distance of one minute of arc of a great circle of the earth, and used in the U.S. since 1959 …   From formal English to slang

  • international air mile. — See international nautical mile. * * * …   Universalium

  • international air mile. — See international nautical mile …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nautical mile — 1 nautical mile = SI units 1.85200 km 1,852.00 m US customary / Imperial units 1.15078 mi 6,076.12 ft The nautical mile (symbol M, NM or nmi) is a unit of length that is about one minute of arc of latitude along a …   Wikipedia


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