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A unit of distance equal to 6080 feet used on boats, ships, and airplanes (compare to the statute mile).

a unit of length used in sea and air navigation, based on the length of one minute of arc of a great circle - equal to appr. 1852 meters (6076 feet).

A unit of length used to express distances over water. The international nautical mile is equal to 6 076.1 feet or 1 852 metres. Its value is defined by the length of one minute of arc, measured along the Equator (or 1/60 of a degree of a great circle) on a spheroid representing the Earth. It is the unit of length used to define the knot (a speed of one nautical mile per hour) which is also used in both marine and air navigation.

Defined as 6076 ft, except when equipment specifications are based upon a 6080 ft nautical mile.

A measure of distance used in air and sea navigation. One nautical mile is equal to the length of one minute of latitude along the earths equator. The nautical mile is officially set as 6,076.115 feet.

(nm) equal to 1.8 kilometres or 1.15 statute miles

Unit of distance equal to 6076.1 feet.

Also known as a "geographical mile" or "sea mile"; a unit of distance designed to equal approximately 1 minute of arc of latitude, 6080.20 ft.; approximately 1.15 times as long as the statute mile of 5280 ft.

Approximately 6,080 feet, used to measure sea and air navigational distances.

The distance between each minute of latitude (about 1.85km). There are 60 nautical miles to one degree of latitude.

Distance of one minute of longitude at the equator, approximately 6,076.115. The metric equivalent is 1852.

length measurement used in navigation and is 1/60 of 1 degree of the equator. One nautical mile is 6,080.2 feet whereas one mile is 5,280 feet.

Also known as geographical mile, its length is 1852 meters (6076.115 feet), approximately 1.15 times as long as the statute mile of 5280 feet.

the basic unit of air navigation; abbreviated nm; one nautical mile is equal to 1.15 statute miles; each minute of latitude is 6076 feet apart which equals one nautical mile, therefore, each degree of latitude is 60 nm.

The distance a boat travels calculated by speed x time x distance (6,076.115ft = distance).

A measure of distance at sea. One nautical mile is equal to 1,852 m.

a unit of distance used primarily at sea and in aviation. The nautical mile is defined to be the average distance on the Earth's surface represented by one minute of latitude. This may seem odd to landlubbers, but it makes good sense at sea, where there are no mile markers but latitude can be measured. Because the Earth is not a perfect sphere, it is not easy to measure the length of the nautical mile in terms of the statute mile used on land. For many years the British set the nautical mile at 6080 feet (1853.18 meters), exactly 800 feet longer than a statute mile; this unit was called the Admiralty mile. Until 1954 the U.S. nautical mile was equal to 6080.20 feet (1853.24 meters). In 1929 an international conference in Monaco redefined the nautical mile to be exactly 1852 meters or 6076.115 49 feet, a distance known as the international nautical mile. The international nautical mile equals about 1.1508 statute miles. There are usually 3 nautical miles in a league. The unit is designed to equal 1/60 degree [2], although actual degrees of latitude vary from about 59.7 to 60.3 nautical miles.

(NM) The standard unit of distance used in civil aviation. 1 NM per hour = 1.852 km. (â€“ Knots)

One nautical mile is equal in length to 607,612 feet or 1.85 kilometers, which is the distance of one minute of longitude measured at the equator. Also see "mile."

Distance at sea is measured in nautical miles, which is 1852 meters, 6067 feet, or 1.15 miles. Measurement of speed at sea is always done in knots (nautical miles per hour).

a distance equal to one minute of latitude or about 6080 feet or 1,852 meters

a measure of distance at sea, about 1.7 km or one minute of arc (one-sixtieth of a degree) at the equator. A nautical mile is slightly longer than a "statute" mile (1.6 km)- an older measure of distance still used in the United States.

It is 6,280 feet-19% larger than a "regular" mile.

a unit of length used in sea navigation equal to 1852 meters or approximately 6076 feet.

An international unit of distance used in sea navigation. A nautical mile is equivalent to 1852 meters or 6076.17 feet.

The unit of distance in the nautical system. There are 60 nautical miles in one degree of latitude. 1 nautical mile = 1.15 statute miles.

A distance equal to one minute of arc of a great circle (e.g., a meridian of latitude); hence one minute of latitude equals 1,852 meters or about 6076 feet (1.15 miles).

a British unit of length equivalent to 1,853.18 meters (6,082 feet)

a unit of length used in navigation; equivalent to the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude; 1,852 meters

a bit bigger than a statute mile, the kind we use on land

a little longer than a statute mile

a measurement unit used to describe distances traveled by air or

an angular measure equal to one arc-minute along any great circle of the earth

a unit of distance, or, as physical scientists like to call it, length

The distance in the nautical system where 1 nautical mile equals 1.15 statue miles.

A mile measured at sea-equal to 6, 076 feet. A land mile is equal to 5, 280 feet.

One minute of arc on a great circle inscribed on the earth's surface, visualized as a perfect sphere; by convention a distance of 1,852 meters, or 6,076 feet, or 1.15 statute miles.

the standard unit of measurement for maritime navigation which equals 6,080 feet and represents one minute of latitude

A unit of nautical measurement accepted as 6,076.115 feet, approximately 1.15 times as long as the U.S. statute mile of 5,280 feet.

6,080 feet. One minute of latitude at the equator.

A unit of measurement equal to 6,080.2 feet or 1.151 land miles

The unit of geographical distance used on salt-water charts where 1 nautical mile = 6076 feet or 1.15 statute miles. Therefore 1 statute mile = 0.87 nautical mile.

6,080.2 feet, as compared to a land mile of 5,280 feet.

a measurement used by sailors that equals 6,080 feet (a land mile is 5,280 feet) .

The unit of geographical distance used on "salt-water" charts. 1 nautical mile corresponds exactly to 1 minute of angular distance on the meridian (adjacent left and right side of a sea chart). This facilitates navigation as it avoids a complicated conversion from angle to distance. 1 nautical mile equals 1.852 kilometers. 60 minutes equal 1 degree.

A linear measurement of distance equivalent to one minute of latitude or approximately 1.15 miles. (Thanks to Pam for correcting my mistake)

a nautical mile is equal to one minute or one sixtieth of a degree of latitude; value varies from 6,046 feet on the equator to 6,108 at the poles; for practical purposes, a standard of 6,080 feet or 1,853 metres is used; also known as sea mile

According to Webster's: any of various units of distance used for sea and air navigation; an international unit equal to 6076.115 feet (1852 meters); about 1/8 longer than the statute mile of 5280 feet.

Approximately 1.15 of a statute mile (6,080ft/1,870m).

A nautical mile is a unit of distance that is used on the water; it is equal to 1.15 miles or one minute (1/60 of a degree) of latitude.

The distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude, defined internationally as 1,852 meters (6,076.1033 feet).

One minute of latitude; approximately 6076 feet - about 1/8 longer than the statute mile of 5280 feet.

A distance of 6076.11549 feet which is one minute of arc of a great circle of the Earth.

Nautical mile is a legal international unit of length temporarily maintained with the SI. It is still used in navigation (mercantile marine, aviation). It is equal to the length of an arc of one minute measured at a latitude of N45° (mile = 1852 m). The international nautical mile has been taken equal to the nautical mile.

6,080 feet measure of length at sea (2025 yards). 1 mile = 1,760 yards.

A unit of distance used principally in navigation. For practical navigation it is usually considered the length of one minute of any great circle of the Earth, the meridian being the great circle most commonly used; also called sea mile. 1 nautical mile equals approximately 1.8 kilometres or 1.6 statute miles.

One minute of latitude; approximately 6,076 feet â€“ about 1/8 longer than the statute mile of 5,280 feet.

unit of distance equivalent to 1 minute of the great circle of earth (= 1.852 km).

A unit of length used in sea and air navigation, based on the length of one minute of arc of a great circle, especially an international and U.S. unit equal to 1,852 meters (about 6,076 feet).

A unit of distance equivalent to one minute of the great circle of the Earth (= 1,852 metres).

A distance equal to 6,082.2 feet. A land mile is 5,280 feet.

Distance equal to 6,000 feet or 1.15 statute miles. One minute of latitude is equal to one nautical mile. The most convenient measure of distance for sea travel.

1852.3 metres

Most common distance measurement in aviation, equivalent to 1.15 statute (standard U.S.) miles.

Distance unit measure of 1,852 meters, or 6,076.12 ft.

How distance is measured over water. It is the unit of length used to define the knot (speed of one nautical mile per hour) used by ships and airplanes. A nautical mile is 6,076.1 feet (1,852 meters). A statute or 'normal' mile is 5,280 feet (about 1.60935 kilometers).

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The nautical mile is closely related to the geographical mile which is defined as the length of one minute of arc on the earth's equator. By international agreement, the nautical mile is now defined as 1852 meters.

A measure of distance used in marine navigation equal to 6,080 ft (1.15 miles).

Exactly one minute (1/60 of a degree) of angle on the earth, a size chosen so that angles measured with a sextant can be easily converted into distances. Equal to 6076 feet and change. 1 nautical mile = 1.15 statute mile.

A unit of distance used in marine navigation and marine forecasts. It is equal to 1.15 statue miles. It is also the approximate length of 1 minute of latitude.

istance at sea is measured in nautical miles, which are about 6076.12 feet, 1.15 statute miles or exactly 1852 meters. Nautical miles have the unique property that a minute of latitude is equal to one nautical mile (there is a slight error because the earth is not perfectly round.) Measurement of speed is done in knots where one knot equals one nautical mile per hour. A statute mile is used to measure distances on land in the United states and is 5280 feet.

A nautical mile is the universal geographical distance applicable to charts and maps. 1 nm [nautical mile] = 6080ft, whereas 1 mile = 5280ft.

A unit of length used in sea and air navigation equivalent to 1.15 statute miles or 1,852 meters. Also called a sea mile.

The length of one minute of arc along any great circle on the earth's surface. Since this actual distance varies slightly with latitude, a nautical mile by international agreement is defined as 1852 meters (6076.103 feet or 1.1508 statute miles). Compare mile.

The distance of 1 minute of latitude. 1 nautical mile equals 1.85km.

A measure of distance equal to one minute of arc on the earth's surface (6,076.1 feet or 1,852 meters).

Aeronautical measurement of distance equal to 6,076 ft.

Unit of distance equal to one minute of latitude. 1n.mile = 1.852 km

1 nautical mile equals 1.151 static miles

1. 151 statute mile

Measure of length at sea (2,025 yards). Equal to 1.15 land miles.

A unit of distance equal to one minute of latitude and equal to approximately 6,076.1 feet or 1.15 statute miles.

A unit of length used in marine navigation that is equal to a minute of arc of a great circle on a sphere. One international nautical mile is equivalent to 1,852 meters or 1.151 statue miles. Related Term: sea mile

The unit of geographical distance used on "salt-water" charts [1 mille = 1852 meters].

A unit of distance used principally in navigation. For practical navigation it is usually considered the length of 1 minute of any great circle of the earth, the meridian being the great circle most commonly used. Also called sea mile. Because of various lengths of the nautical mile in use throughout the world, due to differences in definition and the assumed size and shape of the earth, the International Hydrographic Bureau in 1929 proposed a standard length of 1852 meters, which is known as the international nautical mile. This has been adopted by nearly all maritime nations. The U.S. Departments of Defense and Commerce adopted this value on July 1, 1954. With the yard-meter relationship then in use, the international nautical mile was equivalent to 6076.10333 feet. Using the yard-meter conversion factor effective July 1, 1959, the international nautical mile is equivalent to 6076.11549 international feet.

A nautical unit of measurement equaling 1.15 statute (land) miles

A nautical mile, sea mile or nautimile is a unit of length. It is accepted for use with the International System of Units (SI), but it is not an SI unit.http://www.bipm.org/en/si/si_brochure/chapter4/4-1.html Non-SI units accepted for use with the SI, and units based on fundamental constants - At one time, the nautical mile was discouraged for use by the BIPM, but it is now officially accepted for use (as of the 8th edition of the SI brochure), since its use is "expected to continue indefinitely", as well as having an exact SI definition. The nautical mile is used around the world for maritime and aviation purposes.