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    Re: Abbreviation of Nautical Mile
    From: Carl Herzog
    Date: 2005 Jun 7, 11:22 -0400

    Dan Allen wrote:
    
    > nm is common but unfortunately also means nanometer, so I like using
    > nmi as it cannot be mistaken for another unit.
    >
    > Dan
    >
    I had to look up the definition of a nanometer, a billionth of a meter.
     From a practical standpoint, it occurs to me that anyone likely to
    mistake the two in a given context probably shouldn't be on the water in
    the first place.
    
    Carl
    
    
    

       
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