# 米

## English translation: m (meter)

 01:38 Feb 11, 2009
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime / Measurement unit
 Japanese term or phrase: 米 Does anyone know what the 米 symbol stands for in measurement unit? At first I thought it refers to Meter, but there are items that are written as トン米, or KG (米). Thank you.
 AniseKMalaysia Local time: 18:46
 English translation:m (meter) Explanation:What measurements do they refer to? If they refer to torque, トン米 could be ton-m, and kg（米） be kg-m.
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Takashi Fukunaga
Japan
Local time: 19:46
 Thank you everyone for your suggestion. I wish I can award everyone, but I'd go with the most comfortable answer for me. Thank you again.4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

5This is read as "short Ton" in US.In the United States it is often called simply ton.
 Lavanya Raj (X)
4American
 Harvey Beasley
1Mass of water
 V N Ganesh
1m (meter)
 Takashi Fukunaga
Summary of reference entries provided
Could (米) be (※) or (＊)　?
 RieM

Discussion entries: 5

19 mins   confidence:
American

Explanation:
トン米 is an "American ton"

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Note added at 22 mins (2009-02-11 02:00:46 GMT)
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http://homepage1.nifty.com/t-morimori/cal/omosa2.htm?inp=11
This website allows you to convert from kilograms to American, and British tons.

This might help.
1 metric tonne = 1,000 kilograms = 2,205 US pounds = 1 US ton = 1 short ton
http://envirostats.digitalcitizen.ca/2007/08/25/c002/

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Note added at 42 mins (2009-02-11 02:20:31 GMT)
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AniseK, give us more context. But, ships are often referred to in terms of their tonnage. This might be what's going on.

 Harvey BeasleyLocal time: 19:46Native speaker of: English

31 mins   confidence:

This is read as "short Ton" in US.In the United States it is often called simply ton.

Explanation:
The short ton (S/T) is a unit of weight equal to 2,000 lb[1] (around 907.18474 kg).There are, however, some U.S. applications for which unspecified tons normally means long tons (for example, Navy ships)[2] or metric tons (world grain production figures).

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Note added at 42 mins (2009-02-11 02:21:03 GMT)
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KG (米) -- KG (US)

Reference: http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%88%E3%83%B3
 Lavanya Raj (X)Local time: 18:46Native speaker of: English, Tamil

1 day 7 hrs   confidence:
m (meter)

Explanation:
What measurements do they refer to? If they refer to torque, トン米 could be ton-m, and kg（米） be kg-m.

 Takashi FukunagaJapanLocal time: 19:46Native speaker of: JapanesePRO pts in category: 4
 Thank you everyone for your suggestion. I wish I can award everyone, but I'd go with the most comfortable answer for me. Thank you again.

1 day 10 hrs   confidence:
Mass of water

Explanation:
just a guess

A ship's displacement is its mass at any given time, generally expressed in metric tons or long tons. The term is often used to mean the ship's mass when it is loaded to its maximum capacity. A number of synonymous terms exist for this maximum mass, such as loaded displacement, full load displacement and designated displacement.[1] Displacement is a measurement of mass, and should not be confused with similarly named measurements of volume or capacity such as net tonnage, gross tonnage, or deadweight tonnage.

The word displacement refers to the mass of the water that the ship displaces while floating.[2] Another way of thinking about displacement is the amount of water that would spill out of a completely filled container were the ship to be placed into it. A floating ship always displaces an amount of water of the same mass as the ship........

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Displacement_(ship) - 53k -

 V N GaneshLocal time: 16:16Native speaker of: English

 11 hrs
Reference: Could (米) be (※) or (＊)　?

Reference information:
Just guessing...

※ is 米印 （こめじるし）,

and ＊ is the same as * (asterisk in dobule-byte),

and both are used often in a table just like an asterisk - to call out a footnote. KG(米) could be a typo, if you find a footnote or note somewhere around the table...

 RieMUnited StatesNative speaker of: JapanesePRO pts in category: 4

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