# Length Converter

## What is Length?

Measurement of Length is the distance between two places.

The separation between the two ends of an object's largest horizontal dimension can also be considered. The Length of an object is equal to the Length of its longest edge if it is a rectangle.

The Length of an object's shortest horizontal dimension is its width. The distance of an object's smallest flat size is its width, while its height is the distance of its vertical dimension.

## How to Convert Measurements of Length?

Utilize a known conversion formula to convert a length measurement from one unit to another, then translate from the base unit to the desired unit of measure. Since the metre is the SI unit, it is frequently used as the base unit for Length.

To convert a length unit, first convert the measurement to metres. The next step is to change from metres to the desired unit of measure. To determine the conversion factor for the teams you're converting, utilize the conversion table below.

## Different Measurements of Length

The US customary system and the SI metric system are the two most popular systems used today for measuring Length.

## The Metric System's Units

The metre (or metre) is the fundamental unit of Length according to the SI metric system, which is the world's most widely used measurement system. The SI metric system defines a list of prefixes for determining various units of Length in terms of the metre.

For instance, the prefix "centi" denotes the centimetre, which stands for one-hundredth of a metre. The metre, kilometre, decimeter, centimetre, millimetre, micrometre, and nanometer are the length units that are most frequently used.

## Units Used in the US Customary System

The US customary system is most frequently used in the US and a few other nations. Before the US became independent, US regular units were drawn from the previous British imperial units.

The SI metric units of Length, codified in 1958 at a convention of English-speaking countries, are now used to define US customary units.

The inch, foot, yard, and mile are the most often used units in the US customary system, although surveying also uses other units such as the furlong, rod, chain, league, survey foot, and survey mile.

## How do you Measure Length?

You'll need some measuring tool to measure Length correctly. The most popular measuring instruments are rulers and tape measures, although numerous more methods exist, including measuring without a tool.

To determine the Length, most equipment includes a mechanism for you to compare a scale on the tool to the actual measurement. Some contemporary instruments, such as lasers, GPS, or image systems based on lidar, enable measuring without contrasting a tool's measurement with a real-world measurement.