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Nautical Mile

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Noun

1. admiralty mile, geographical mile, mi, mile, naut mi, nautical mile

a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile

2. air mile, international nautical mile, knot, mi, mile, naut mi, nautical mile

a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude

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Nautical Mile

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noun
1. Also called: international nautical mile, air mile
a unit of length, used esp in navigation, equivalent to the average length of a minute of latitude, and corresponding to a latitude of 45°, i.e. 1852 m (6076.12 ft)
2. 
a former British unit of length equal to 1853.18 m (6080 ft), which was replaced by the international nautical mile in 1970
. Former name: geographical mile Compare sea mile

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Nautical Mile

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any of various units of distance for sea and air navigation: in the U.S. since 1959, an international unit of length, equal to one minute of arc of a great circle of the earth or 6,076.12 feet or 1.1508 miles (1,852 meters or 1.852 kilometers)
abbrev. NM

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Nautical Mile

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n. Abbr. nm
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 US unit equal to 1,852 meters (about 6,076 feet). Also called sea mile.

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