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A measure of length, the twelfth part of a foot, commonly subdivided into halves, quarters, eights, sixteenths, etc., as among mechanics. It was also formerly divided into twelve parts, called lines, and originally into three parts, called barleycorns, its length supposed to have been determined from three grains of barley placed end to end lengthwise. It is also sometimes called a prime (´), composed of twelve seconds (´´), as in the duodecimal system of arithmetic.
Measuring an inch in any dimension, whether length, breadth, or thickness; -- used in composition; as, a two-inch cable; a four-inch plank.
A unit of measurement equal to six (6) picas or seventy two (72) points. Normally used by design clients and printers.
An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. Sweden also briefly had a "decimal inch" based on the metric system. According to some sources, the inch was originally defined informally as the distance between the tip of the thumb and the first joint of the thumb. Another source says that the inch was at one time defined in terms of the yard, supposedly defined as the distance between Henry I of England's nose and his thumb. There are twelve inches in a foot, and three feet in a yard. The word for "inch" is similar to the word for "thumb" in some languages. French: pouce inch, pouce thumb; Italian: pollice inch, pollice thumb; Spanish: pulgada inch, pulgar thumb; Portuguese: polegada inch, polegar thumb; Swedish: tum inch, tumme thumb. In Dutch it is even the same: duim inch and thumb. Abbreviation: in
(")twelve of them make a 'foot' which is entirely arbitrary in the metric-disabled minds of Americans. Inches are further hacked up into increments divisible by the number four, i.e. fourths, eighths, sixteenths, thirty-seconds, ad infinitum until the metric system starts to look awfully simple.
Imperial unit of linear measure: 1/12 of a foot. (exactly 25.4mm)
1) 1/12 of a foot 2) A system of measurement using the foot as the basis for all other units. Example: yard, chain, and mile. Inch is also called the British system. See also metric
An intermittent motion imparted to the slide (on machines using part revolution clutches) by momentary operation of the "Inch" operating means. Operation of the "Inch" operating means engages the driving clutch so that a small portion of one stroke or indefinite stroking can occur, depending upon the length of time the "Inch" operating means is held operated. "Inch" is a function used by the die setter for setup of dies and tooling, but is not intended for use during production operations by the operator.
a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
a unit of measurement for advertising space
an Imperial unitImperial units
a standard unit used to measure the length of an object
a unit of length, a centimeter is a unit of length a pound is a unit of weight
a unit of measurement, about the length of a thumb
a unit of measurement, about the length of half a finger
a unit of measurement (noun or a thing) but it can also be a verb or something that show action
a unit of measurement used in the United States
Imperial measure of distance, there being 25.4 mm to one inch.