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Below are some commonly encountered abbreviations for units of measurement:

LENGTH

 

Metric units

English or Imperial units

km = kilometers

mi = miles

m = meters

ft = feet

cm = centimeters

in = inches

mm = millimeters

 

m m = micrometers

 

nm = nanometers

 

Å = Ångstroms

 

AU = astronomical units

 

 

AREA

 

Metric units

English or Imperial units

ha = hectares

ac = acres

 

VOLUME

 

Metric units

English or Imperial units

L = liters

gal = gallons

mL - milliliters

 

cm3 = cubic centimeters

ft3 = cubic feet

 

MASS

 

Metric units

English or Imperial units

kg = kilograms

lb = pounds

g = grams

oz = ounces

mg = milligrams

 

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