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sea mile

  

      n   a unit of distance used in navigation, defined as the length of one minute of arc, measured along the meridian, in the latitude of the position. Its actual length varies slightly with latitude but is about 1853 metres (6080 feet).,   (Symbol)    M      See also       nautical mile  
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mile  
      n  
1      (Also called)    statute mile   a unit of length used in the U.K., the U.S., and certain other countries, equal to 1760 yards. 1 mile is equivalent to 1.60934 kilometres  
2       See       nautical mile  
3       See       Swedish mile  
4    any of various units of length used at different times and places, esp. the Roman mile, equivalent to 1620 yards  
5    often pl  
Informal   a great distance; great deal  
he missed by a mile     
6    a race extending over a mile  
      adv  
7    miles   (intensifier)  
he likes his new job miles better     
     (Old English mil, from Latin milia (passuum) a thousand (paces))  


Admiralty mile  
      n      another name for       nautical mile  
air mile  
      n      another name for       nautical mile       1  
geographical mile  
      n      a former name for       nautical mile  
international nautical mile  
      n      the full name for       nautical mile       1  
nautical mile  
      n  
1      (Also called)    international nautical mile, air mile   a unit of length, used esp. in navigation, equivalent to the average length of a minute of latitude, and corresponding to a latitude of 45°, i.e. 1852 m (6076.12 ft.)  
2    a former British unit of length equal to 1853.18 m (6080 ft.), which was replaced by the international nautical mile in 1970,   (Former name)    geographical mile      Compare       sea mile  
Roman mile  
      n   a unit of length used in ancient Rome, equivalent to about 1620 yards or 1481 metres  
sea mile  
      n   a unit of distance used in navigation, defined as the length of one minute of arc, measured along the meridian, in the latitude of the position. Its actual length varies slightly with latitude but is about 1853 metres (6080 feet).,   (Symbol)    M      See also       nautical mile  
statute mile  
      n      a legal or formal name for       mile       1  
Swedish mile  
      n   a unit of length used in Sweden, equal to 10 kilometres  
three-mile limit  
      n     (International law)   the range of a nation's territorial waters, extending to three nautical miles from shore  
twelve-mile limit  
      n   the offshore boundary 12 miles from the coast claimed by some states as marking the extent of their territorial jurisdiction  

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n.
A seagrass species that is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea. Also called Neptune grass.
[Bot.] Latin: Posidonia oceanica. Another species (Posidonia australis) is endemic to Australia.
adj.
adj 1 able to live both on land and in the water, as frogs, toads, etc. 2 designed for operation on or from both water and land 3 relating to military forces and equipment organized for operations launched from the sea against an enemy shore 4 having a dual or mixed nature
n.
renewable energy obtainable on coasts based on the sea or ocean low and high tides
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