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Foot
Unit system Imperial/US
Unit of length
Symbol ft
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1 ft in ... ... is equal to ...
SI units 0.3048 m
Imperial/US unit(s) 1/3 yd
12 in

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A foot is a unit of length in the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. Since 1959, both units have been defined by international agreement as equivalent to 0.3048 meters exactly. In both systems, the foot comprises 12 inches and three feet compose a yard.

The United States is the only industrialized nation that uses the international foot and the survey foot (a customary unit of length) in preference to the meter in its commercial, engineering, and standards activities. The foot is legally recognized in the United Kingdom; road signs must use imperial units (however distances on road signs are always marked in yards, not feet), while its usage is widespread among the British public as a measurement of height.

The foot is recognized as an alternative expression of length in Canada officially defined as a unit derived from the meter although both the U.K. and Canada have partially metricated their units of measurement. The measurement of altitude in international aviation is one of the few areas where the foot is widely used outside the English-speaking world.

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Foot (unit)", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.