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# What's a linear meter?

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A linear meter is the same as a standard meter and is 39.37 inches long. Linear measurements are a way to emphasize that only one dimension of an object or space is being described. One linear meter contains 100 centimeters.

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By contrast, square meters, which are used for measurements of area, have a two-dimensional property. Area is found by multiplying two linear measurements together.

Cubic meters describe three-dimensional spaces and are found by multiplying three linear measurements together. It is not possible to convert square meters or cubic meters to linear meters, because these different measurement units describe different types of measurement.

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The length of 1 meter is equivalent to 1.0936 yards, 39.370 inches and 3.281 feet. One meter is defined as the length light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 second.

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Since 1983, a meter has been defined as being the distance that light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second. A meter is also equal to 100 centimeters, 0.001 kilometers or 3 feet and 3.37 inches.

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A meter is only slightly longer than a yard, as 1 meter equals 39.37 inches, or 1.0936 yards. Alternatively, one yard is equal to 91.44 centimeters, whereas a meter is 100 centimeters.