|≈||approximately equal to|
|digits||indicates that digits repeat infinitely (e.g. 8.294 369 corresponds to 8.294 369 369 369 369 …)|
A metric foot is a nickname for a preferred number length of 3 basic modules (3 M), or 30 centimetres (11.811 in). The 30 cm metric ruler was a similar length to the traditional imperial one-foot ruler. A metric foot is 4.8 millimetres (0.189 in) shorter than an imperial foot.
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.