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### Land Terms

#### Accretion popular

2. The incremental augmentation or accrual of something, such as interest on an investment.

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#### Acre popular

**square measure**) used primarily in the United States. One (1)

**acre**is equal to 43,560 square

**feet**, 4,046.86 square

**meters**, or 0.4047

**hectares**.

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#### Acre equivalents and conversions popular

**43,560 square feet**.

One (1) acre equals

**0.4047 hectares**.

One (1) acre equals

**10 square chains**.

One (1) acre equals

**160 square rods**.

One (1) acre equals

**160 square poles**.

One (1) acre equals

**160 square perches**.

One (1) acre equals

**4,840 square yards**.

One (1) acre equals

**4,046.856 square meters**.

One (1) acre equals

**0.0016 square miles**.

One (1) acre equals

**0.0016 sections**.

One (1) acre equals

**0.004 square kilometers**.

One (1) acre equals

**0.0000434 townships**.

One (1) acre equals

**1.183676 arpents**.

One (1) acre equals

**4.0 roods**.

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#### Archipelago

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#### Arm

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#### Arpent popular

**acre**, used in France, Louisiana, and Quebec. One (1) arpent is equal to 0.8448

**acres**or about 36,800

**square feet**. For more arpent conversions, see

**arpent equivalents or conversions**or

**converting arpents**.

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#### Arpent equivalents or conversions popular

**acre**. One (1) arpent is equal to 0.8448 acres. One (1) arpent is equal to 36,800.6256

**square feet**. One (1) arpent is equal to 4,088.9584

**square yards**. One (1) arpent is equal to 135.1716

**square rods**,

**poles**, or

**perches**. One (1) arepent is equal to 8.4482

**square chains**. One (1) arpent is equal to 3.3793

**roods**. One (1) arpent is equal to 0.0013

**square miles**or

**sections**. One (1) arpent is equal to 0.000037

**townships**. One (1) arpent is equal to 3,18.89

**square meters**. One (1) arpent is equal to 0.3419

**hectares**. One (1) arpent is equal to 0.0034

**square kilometers**.

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#### Artesian well

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#### Aspect popular

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#### Atoll

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#### Bozcaada

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#### Butte

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#### Centimeter (cm) popular

**meters**. One (1) centimeter (cm) is equal to 0.3937

**inches (in)**. For more information, see

**Centimeter equivalents and conversions**or the various

**Converting centimeters to ...**entries.

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#### Centimeter (cm) equivalents and conversions popular

**centimeter (cm)**is equal to 0.3937

**inches (in)**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.01

**meters (m)**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.00001

**kilometers (km)**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.0328

**feet**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.0497

**links**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.0109

**yards**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.002

**rods**,

**poles**, or

**perches**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.0005

**chains**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.00005

**furlongs**.

One (1) centimeter is equal to 0.000006

**miles**.

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**Converting centimeters to...**entries for conversion examples.

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#### Chain - engineer's or Ramsden's popular

**surveys**than a

**Gunter's**or

**surveyor's chain**, the engineer's or Ramsden's chain is 100

**feet**in length, with 100 1-foot links. The terms "engineer's chain" and "Ramsden's chain" apply primarily to the measuring utensil itself and not to any particular unit of length.

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#### Chain - Gunter's or surveyor's popular

**survey**term that is equivalent to 66 linear

**feet**. Often referred to as simply "chain", this term is more formally known as the

**surveyor's**or

**Gunter's chain**. A chain is broken into 100 equal parts, or

**links**. One (1)

**mile**is equal to 80 chains. A one (1) mile square piece of land (one

**section**or 640

**acres**) is 80 chains on each side. Although an

**engineer's**or

**Ramsden's chain**is also used to measure length in surveys, the generic term "chain" when used in reference to land measurements refers to the unit of length (66 feet) represented by the Gunter's or surveyor's chain. For more chain conversions, equivalents, and examples, see

**Chain equivalents and conversions**or the various

**Converting chains to...**examples.

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#### Chain equivalents and conversions popular

**chain**is broken into 100 equal parts, or

**links**. A one (1) mile square piece of land (one (1)

**section**or 640

**acres**) is 80 chains on each side.

One (1) chain is equal to 66

**feet**.

One (1) chain is equal to four (4)

**rods**,

**poles**, or

**perches**.

One (1) chain is equal to 100

**links**.

One (1) chain is equal to 22

**yards**.

One (1) chain is equal to 20.12

**meters**.

One (1) chain is equal to 0.0125

**miles**.

One (1) chain is equal to 0.0201

**kilometers (km)**.

One (1) chain is equal to 0.1

**furlongs**.

One (1) chain is equal to 792

**inches**.

One (1) chain is equal to 2,011.684

**centimeters (cm)**.

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**Converting chains to...**entries for conversion examples.

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#### Comprehensive plan

**master plan**to guide the long-term physical development of a particular area based on identified objectives, strategies, and timelines for implementation. Includes plans for

**land use**, housing, community facilities and utlities, transportation of goods and people, and energy use and conservation.

**Zoning ordinances**and policies are developed for different areas or

**zoning districts**based on the master plan.

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#### Confluence

Terms, Definitions, and Concepts: Ecology, Forestry, Geography, Hydrology, Science, Water

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#### Dam popular

**Definition:**A structure acting as a barrier to hold back water, usually erected as a bank or wall across a free-flowing watercourse such as a stream or river. Dams may be constructed of earth, rocks, logs, or anything else that will create a reservoir; large modern dams are usually constructed almost wholly of concrete reinforced with steel. The purposes of dams include flood control, irrigation, navigation, recreation, and the generation of hydroelectric power. Nearly every major river in the world has at least one dam. Some of the drawbacks of dams include degraded habitat for fish, birds and other wildlife; reductions in water quality; reduced streamflows; and interruption of the natural sediment deposition cycle.

Terms, Definitions, and Concepts: Agriculture, Biology, Conservation and Sustainability, Construction and Building, Ecology, Forestry and Silviculture, Geography, Hydrology, Management, Science, Water

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#### Difference between square units and units square popular

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#### Diversity popular

**1.**Variation in the physical characteristics of

**ecosystems**across a landscape caused by variation in soil, slope,

**aspect**, elevation, climate, and geology, and the accompanying variation in

**biotic communities**. Also known as

**ecological**or

**biological diversity**.

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#### Drainage basin

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#### draw popular

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