from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A unit of distance in air travel, equal to one international nautical mile (6,076.115 feet).

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  • noun A unit of distance for air transport; equal to a nautical mile.

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  • noun 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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