Micron

What is meter?

In 1793, The distance from the equator to the North Pole was measured and divided by 10 million. The result of the previous process was called as a meter.

Nowadays, meter or metre is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).

Meter or metre is a metric measurement slightly longer than a yard. It is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). Distance measures length. For example, the distance of a road is how long the road is.

Meter is used as a measure of distance across the globe. Distance expresses the length. For example, the distance of a road is how long the road is.

However most of countries use meter to measure length, US is the primary exception which is using imperial system.

What is micron?

Micron is a small tiny fraction of the meter. It equals to 1×10−6 meter.  It is symbolized by “μ”.

Micrometer is used for the following measurement:

  • Wavelengths of infrared radiation.
  • Sizes of biological cellsand bacteria.
  • Grading wool by the diameter of the fibers.
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