a traditional Swiss unit of liquid volume. 1.5 liters , about 3.17 U.S.
- Imperial units
the units of the British Imperial system, adopted by Parliament in 1828. e.g.
foot, pound, pint etc. The Weights and Measures Acts of 1963 and
1985 had redefined the Imperial units in term of the SI units.
a traditional unit of distance equal to 1/12 foot, or 2.54 centimeters.
one of several traditional units of pressure. Air pressure might bs measured in
inches of mercury and water pressure in inches of water column.
- inch of mercury (in Hg)
a traditional unit of atmospheric pressure. In the United States, it is usually
expressed as the height of a column of mercury exerting the same pressure as
the atmosphere. When a traditional mercury barometer is used, this height is
read directly as the height of the mercury column. One inch of mercury is 0.491
153 pounds per square inch or 3.386 38 kilopascals (33.8638 millibars).
- inch of water column (in WC)
a traditional unit of pressure, used in plumbing to describe both water and gas
pressures. One inch of water is 249.0889 pascals, orn2.490 889 millibars, about
0.036 127 pounds per square inch, or about 0.073 556 inches of mercury.
- Irish acre
a traditional unit of land area in Ireland, equal to 7840 square yards, 70 560
square feet, or about 1.6198 English acre(0.6555 hectare).
- Irish mile
the traditional mile in Ireland is 6720 feet, 1.272 727 English mile or 2.048
the "short name" of the International Organization for Standardization. Based
in Switzerland, the ISO sets international industrial standards, including
standards for the use of units of measurements.
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