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- noun 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).
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- noun nautical A unit of length corresponding approximately to one
minute of arcof latitudealong any meridian. By international agreement it is exactly 1,852 metres(approximately 6,076 feet).
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- noun a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile
- 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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