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# How long is 1 meter?

**The length of 1 meter is equivalent to 1.0936 yards, 39.370 inches and 3.281 feet.** One meter is defined as the length light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 second.

One meter is about the length of a guitar and the width of a doorway. The French Academy of Sciences first defined the meter in 1791 as one-ten-millionth the length of Earth's meridian along a quadrant. The first prototype was 0.2 millimeters short due to a miscalculation caused by the rotation of Earth. The definition was changed for greater accuracy several times until its current definition was established in 1983.

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