|≈||approximately equal to|
|digits||indicates that digits repeat infinitely (e.g. 8.294 369 corresponds to 8.294 369 369 369 369 …)|
A cable length or length of cable is a nautical unit of measure equal to one tenth of a nautical mile or approximately 100 fathoms. The unit is named after the length of a ship's anchor cable in the Age of Sail. The definition varies:
The spat (symbol S) is also an obsolete unit of distance used in astronomy. It is equal to 1000000000 kilometres (1 Tm or 1012 m). It is about 6.6846 astronomical units (AU), 1.057×10−4 light-years or3.240×10−5 parsecs.