# Span (unit)

Hand derived units of measurement.
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2: (In English, a “Hand” or “Handbreadth” is commonly used to represent the width of the palm, excluding the thumb.)
3: (In English, a "Palm" is commonly used to represent four fingers held together, which is slightly less than the true width of the palm.)
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6: (In English, a “Digit”, “Finger”, and “Fingerbreadth” are all used to represent the width of a finger. However, the value of the digit is slightly less than the value of the finger.)

Span is the width of a human hand, from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the pinky finger. See also: English unit
1 span
= 9 inches
= 0.2286 m

In Slavic languages, the analogue of span is pyad (peti, пядь). It is the width from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the forefinger. See also: Obsolete Russian weights and measures
= 4 vershok
= 7 inches
= 0.1778 m

In Swahili, the equivalent of span is futuri. [1]
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The little finger, often called the pinky in American English and pinkie in Scottish English (from the Dutch word pink, meaning little finger), is the most ulnar and usually smallest finger of the human hand, opposite the thumb, next to the ring finger.
English unit is the American name for a unit in one of a number of systems of units of measurement, some obsolete, and some still in use. In spite of the name, it does not necessarily refer to the (non-SI) system of units still in widespread, but mostly unofficial, use in England
1 inch =
SI units
010−3 m 0 mm
US customary / Imperial units
010−3 ft 010−3 yd

An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes,
1 metre =
SI units
1000 mm 0 cm
US customary / Imperial units
0 ft 0 in
The metre or meter[1](symbol: m) is the fundamental unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).
Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages), a group of closely related languages of the Slavic peoples and a subgroup of Indo-European languages, have speakers in most of Eastern Europe, in much of the Balkans, in parts of Central Europe, and in the northern part of
The second digit of a human hand is also referred to as the index finger, pointer finger, forefinger, digitus secundus, or digitus II.

It is located between the first and third digits - that is, between the thumb and the middle finger.
A native system of weights and measures was used in Imperial Russia and after the Russian Revolution, but it was abandoned in 1924 when the Soviet Union adopted the metric system.
1 inch =
SI units
010−3 m 0 mm
US customary / Imperial units
010−3 ft 010−3 yd

An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes,