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WorldSmart: Measurements

When providing specific details of your products on your website, it is integral that the measurement standards of your global customers are taken into account and displayed properly.

Below you will find a listing of various Weights and Measures that you can use to convert US-based measurements into global measurements.

METRIC CONVERSIONS

Unit Abbreviation Measurement British/US Equivalent
Length (l, 1m)


1 millimeter mm - 0.03937 inch
1 centimeter cm 10 millimeters 0.3937 inch
1 decimeter dm 10 centimeters 3.937 inches
1 meter m 10 decimeters 39.37 inces
1 kilometer km 1000 meters 0.6214 mile




Area (A, 1 m2)


1 square centimeter sq cm or cm2
0.1550 square inch
1 square meter sq m or m2 10000 square centimeters 1.196 square yards
1 are a 100 square meters 119.6 square yards
1 hectare ha 100 ares 2.471 acres
1 square kilometer sq km or k2 100 hectares 247.1 acres




Mass (m, 1kg)


1 milligram mg - 0.015 grain
1 gram g 1000 milligrams 15.43 grains
1 kilogram kg 1000 grams 2.20462 pounds
1 tonne (metric ton) t 1000 kilograms 2204.62 pounds




Capacity (V, 1 m3)*


1 milliliter ml -

0.00176 UK pint

0.00182 dry US pint

0.0021 liquid US pint

1 centiliter cl 10 milliliters

0.0176 UK pint

0.0182 dry US pint

0.021 liquid US pint

1 deciliter dl 10 centiliters

0.176 UK pint

0.182 dry US pint

0.21 liquid US pint

1 liter l 10 deciliters

1.76 UK pints

1.82 dry US pints

2.1 liquid US pints

* 1 liter = 1 cubic decimeter = 10 cubic-3 meters

TEMPERATURE CONVERSIONS

Scale Conversion
Temperature (T, 1K [1 Kelvin])
oCentigrade oC = (5/9) x (0F - 32)
oFahrenheit oF = (9/5 x oC) + 32
oKelvin oK = oC + 273.16

BRITISH IMPERIAL CONVERSIONS

Unit Abbreviation Measurement Metric Equivalent
Length


1 inch in - 25.4 millimeters
1 foot ft 12 inches 0.3048 meter
1 yard yd 3 feet 0.9144 meter
1 furlong - 220 yards 201.2 meters
1 mile mi 1760 yards 1609.3 meters




Area


1 square inch sq in or in2 - 645.16 square millimeters
1 square foot sq ft or ft2 144 square inches 0.093 square meter
1 square yard sq yd or yd2 9 square feet 0.8361 square meter
1 acre - 4840 square yards 4047 square meters
1 square mile sq mi or mi2 640 acres 2.590 square kilometers




Avoirdupois weight (mass)


1 ounce oz or oz avdp - 28,350 grams
1 pound lb or lb avdp or # 16 ounces 0.454 kilogram
1 stone - 14 pounds 6.350 kilograms
1 short hundredweight short cwt 100 pounds 45.359 kilograms
1 long hundredweight long cwt 112 pounds 50.802 kilograms
1 short ton - 2000 pounds 0.9072 tonne
1 long ton - 2240 pounds 1.016 tonnes




Capacity: British Imperial liquid and dry measure *


1 UK fluid ounce fl oz - 28.412 cubic centimeters
1 UK pint pt 20 UK fluid ounces 568.26 cubic centimeters
1 UK quart qt 2 UK pints 1.137 cubic decimeters
1 UK gallon gl 4 UK quarts 4.546 cubic decimeters
1 UK bushel bu 8 UK gallons 36.369 cubic decimeters




Capacity: US liquid measure


1 fluid ounce fl oz 1.0408 UK fluid ounces 29.6 cubic centimeters
1 pint (16 fluid ounces) pt 0.8327 UK pint 0.4732 cubic decimeter
1 gallon (8 pints) gal 0.8327 UK gallon 3.7853 cubic decimeters




Capacity: US dry measure


1 pint pt 0.9689 UK pint 0.5506 cubic decimeter
1 bushel bu 0.9689 UK bushel 35.239 cubic decimeters

 

* 1 liter = 1 cubic decimeter = 10-3 cubic meters