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Books Books 11 - 12 of 12 on I measure), has been taken as being the ten-millionth part of the quadrant of a meridian....
" I measure), has been taken as being the ten-millionth part of the quadrant of a meridian passing through Paris ; that is to say, the ten-millionth part of the distance between the equator and the pole, measured through Paris. It is equal to 39-3707898... "
The Applications of Physical Forces - Page xxxvii
by Amédée Guillemin - 1877 - 741 pages
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The Engineer's Handy-book: Containing a Full Explanation of the Steam-engine ...

Mechanical engineering - 1884 - 675 pages
...unit of length, called the metre, has been taken as being the ten-millionth part of the quadrant of a meridian passing through Paris ; that is to say, the...thousand millimetres, one hundred centimetres, and ten decimetres ; while a decimetre is ten metres, a hectometre one hundred metres, a kilometre one thousand...
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Hand-book of Modern Steam Fire-engines: Including the Running, Care and ...

Stephen Roper - Fire engines - 1889 - 390 pages
...unit of length, called the m6tre, has been taken as being the ten-millionth part of the quadrant of a meridian passing through Paris ; that is to say, the...and the pole, measured through Paris. It is equal to 39.3707898 inches. The metre is divided into one thousand millimetres, one hundred centimetres, and...
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