Inch

The inch is a unit of length in the Imperial system and the United States customary system. The abbreviation for inches is in or ". There are 12 inches in a foot. One inch is equal to 2.54 centimetres.

The word "inch" came from Middle English unche, which came from Old English ynce, from Latin uncia meaning "a twelfth part".

History

The inch was originally defined as 3 barleycorns. The inch was finally standardised in the International Yard and Pound Treaty in 1959 between the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The international yard was made equal to 0.9144 metres. From this, subdivisions and multiples of the yard were specifically defined.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Duim
Ænglisc: Ynce
العربية: بوصة
asturianu: Pulgada
বাংলা: ইঞ্চি
башҡортса: Дюйм
беларуская: Цаля
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Цаля
български: Инч
bosanski: Inč
brezhoneg: Meutad
català: Polzada
Чӑвашла: Дюйм
čeština: Palec (jednotka)
Cymraeg: Modfedd
dansk: Tomme
Ελληνικά: Ίντσα
English: Inch
español: Pulgada
Esperanto: Colo
euskara: Hazbete
فارسی: اینچ
français: Pouce (unité)
Frysk: Inch
Gaelg: Oarlagh
galego: Polgada
한국어: 인치
հայերեն: Դյույմ
हिन्दी: इंच
Bahasa Indonesia: Inci
עברית: אינץ'
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಅಂಗುಲ
ქართული: დუიმი
қазақша: Дюйм
Kiswahili: Inchi
Kreyòl ayisyen: Pous (mezi)
kurdî: Înç
latviešu: Colla
lietuvių: Colis
македонски: Инч
मराठी: इंच
მარგალური: დუიმი
Bahasa Melayu: Inci
монгол: Инч (нэгж)
Nederlands: Inch
日本語: インチ
norsk nynorsk: Tomme
occitan: Poce (unitat)
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Dyuym
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਇੰਚ
پنجابی: انچ
Piemontèis: Pòles
polski: Cal
português: Polegada
română: Țol (unitate)
русский: Дюйм
Scots: Inch
shqip: Inçi
سنڌي: انچ
slovenščina: Palec
српски / srpski: Инч
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Inč
suomi: Tuuma
svenska: Tum
Tagalog: Dali (haba)
தமிழ்: அங்குலம்
తెలుగు: అంగుళం
Türkçe: İnç
українська: Дюйм
اردو: پور
Tiếng Việt: Inch
Võro: Toll
Winaray: Pulgada
吴语: 英寸
粵語:
中文: 英寸
Lingua Franca Nova: Diton (unias de mesura)