### Inch

An inch (plural: inches; abbreviation or symbol: in or ″ – a double prime) is a unit of length in the imperial and United States customary systems of measurement. Historically an inch was also used in a number of other systems of units. Traditional standards for the exact length of an inch have varied in the past, but now the imperial or US cu...
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### Inch

• (a.) Measurement an inch in any dimension, whether length, breadth, or thickness; -- used in composition; as, a two-inch cable; a four-inch plank. • (n.) A small distance or degree, whether of time or space; hence, a critical moment. • (n.) An island; -- often used in the names of small islands off the coast of Scotland, as in Inch...
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### inch

1. 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 lengt...
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### Inch

Inch adjective Measuring an inch in any dimension, whether length, breadth, or thickness; -- used in composition; as, a two- inch cable; a four- inch plank. Inch stuff , boards, etc., sawed one inch thick.
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### Inch

Inch intransitive verb To advance or retire by inches or small degrees; to move slowly. « With slow paces measures back the field, And inches to the walls.» Dryden.
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### Inch

Inch noun [ Gael. inis .] An island; -- often used in the names of small islands off the coast of Scotland, as in Inch colm, Inch keith, etc. [ Scot.]
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### Inch

Inch transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Inched ; present participle & verbal noun Inching .] 1. To drive by inches, or small degrees. [ R.] « He gets too far into the soldier's grace And inches out my mast...
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### Inch

A unit of measurement equal to six (6) picas or seventy two (72) points.
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### inch

an inch is a so-called â€œimperialâ€? measurement (see foot as well). It is 2.54 cms. Animation field sizes are normally given in inches
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### inch

Imperial unit of linear measure, a twelfth of a foot, equal to 2.54 centimetres. It was defined in statute by Edward II of England as the length of three barley grains laid end to end
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### Inch

Inch: In length, 1/12<sup>th</sup> of foot or 1/36 of a yard or, metrically, 2.54 centimeters. The inch, along with the foot and yard, are Old World creations to which the USA has stubbornly clung. The inch was originally about the length of the last bone (distal phalanx) in a man's thumb and served as a measurement of land. The etymolo...
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### inch

inch: see English units of measurement.

### Inch

Lengths: 10 lines. 1000 thou. or mils. Width of man's thumb, length of 3 barley corns (Anglo-Saxon).
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### Inch

The inch is a unit of the imperial scale of measurement of the length equivalent to 25.4 millimetres. It was defined in 1824 by an act of parliament that 39.13929 inches is the length of a seconds pendulum in the latitude of London, vibrating in vacuo at sea level, at the temperature of 62 degrees Fahrenheit.
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### Inch

The USS Inch was an American Edsall Class escort destroyer of 1200 tons displacement launched in 1943. The USS Inch was powered by Fairbanks-Morse diesel engines providing a top speed of 19 knots and carried a complement of 220. She was armed with three 3 inch dual-purpose guns; two 40 mm anti-aircraft guns; four 20 mm anti-aircraft guns; depth cha...
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### inch

unit of British Imperial and United States Customary measure equal to 136 of a yard. The unit derives from the Old English ince, or ynce, which in ... [2 related articles]
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### inch

[n] - a unit of length (in United States and Britain) equal to one twelfth of a foot
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