Fathom

a measurement of depth (1 fathom = 6ft (183cm)

fathom

a measure of capacity for rough sawn timber = 216 cu. ft, measured as 6ft x 6ft x 6ft (E, 178)
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Fathom

A fathom (abbreviation: ftm) = 6 feet or 1.8288 metres, is a unit of length in the old imperial and the U.S. customary systems, used especially for measuring the depth of water. There are two yards (6 feet) in an imperial fathom. Originally based on the distance between a man`s outstretched arms, the size of a fathom has varied slightly depending....
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Fathom

• (n.) A measure of length, containing six feet; the space to which a man can extend his arms; -- used chiefly in measuring cables, cordage, and the depth of navigable water by soundings. • (v. t.) To encompass with the arms extended or encircling; to measure by throwing the arms about; to span. • (v. t.) The measure by a sounding li...
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fathom

sound verb measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
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Fathom

Naval A nautical measurement of six feet; it was the distance between the tips of middle fingers when the arms are outstretched sideways to their fullest extent (the word comes from the Danish FAVN meaning 'arms extended').
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Fathom

Fath'om (fă&thlig;'ŭm) noun [ Middle English fadme , faðme , Anglo-Saxon fæðm fathom, the embracing arms; akin to Old Saxon faðmos the outstretched arms, Dutch vadem , vaam , fathom, Old High German fadom , fadum , German fa...
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Fathom

Fath'om transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Fathomed ; present participle & verbal noun Fathoming .] 1. To encompass with the arms extended or encircling; to measure by throwing the arms about; to span. [ Obsolete] Pu...
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fathom

a linear unit of measurement for water depth
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fathom

a measure of capacity for rough sawn timber = 216 cu. ft, measured as 6ft x 6ft x 6ft (E, 178)
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Fathom

A measure of depth, more usually at sea equal to 6 feet or 1.828 metres.
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Fathom

A measure of water DEPTH equal to 1.83 m (6 feet).
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fathom

A nautical unit of measurement equal to 6 feet (182 cm).
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Fathom

A unit of length equal to 6 feet, roughly measured as the distance between a man's outstretched hands.
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fathom

A unit of length equal to six feet, used principally in the measurement and specification of marine depths.
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Fathom

A unit of length used in measuring water depth.One fathom is 6 feet.
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Fathom

A unit of measurement used to indicate water depth, and equal to 1.8m (6 feet).
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Fathom

Arises in directed tree search. A node is fathomed if it is determined that no completion from this point could produce a better solution than one already obtained. This could happen by bounding the objective, or it can happen by determining there is no feasible solution with the partial specifications corresponding to the node.
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fathom

come to understand
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fathom

come to understand
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fathom

In mining, seafaring, and handling timber, a unit of depth measurement (1.83 m/6 ft) used prior to metrication; it approximates to the distance between an adult man's hands when the arms are outstretched
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fathom

Measurement of water depth (One fathom equals six feet.)
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Fathom

measurement of water depth. Six feet of depth. Many nautical charts are marked in fathoms, not feet
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fathom

old English measure of length, now standardized at 6 feet (1.83 metre), which has long been used as a nautical unit of depth. The longest of many ... [1 related articles]
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fathom

Old measure of length used by many peoples, which was defined as the measure between the outstretched arms of an adult male. Traditionally this was 6 feet. Naturally, this was very different for each country and region from 1.7 (Frankfurt), 1.71 (Schleswig-Holstein), 1.75 (Bavaria, Hanover), 1.8 (Baden), 1.88 (Prussia) to 1, 8965 m (Austria). In Au...
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