League, Length

A league is a unit of length, used to express distance, long common in Europe and Latin America, although no longer an official unit in any nation. The league expresses the distance a person, or a horse, can walk in 1 hour of time (usually about 3 miles or 5 kilometres). Read more >>

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In general English usage, length (symbols: l, L) is one particular instance of distance: an object's length is its extent along its longest dimension. This is to be contrasted with height, denoting vertical extent, and width (or breadth), denoting a lateral extent along a dimension shorter than an object's length. In the physical sciences and engineering, the word "length" is typically used synonymously with "distance". Read more >>