A meter (m) was a standard unit of length that, on Earth, was considered part of the metric system. As a measure of length, the meter was often used to describe such factors as height, range, distance, thickness, depth, diameter or radius.
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- According to Miles O'Brien, the legs of a Talarian hook spider measured half a meter in length. (TNG: "Realm of Fear")
- The disaster recorder launched from the SS Valiant was said to measure about a meter in diameter. (TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before")
- In describing Fenna to Odo, Benjamin Sisko described her as being about 1.6 meters. (DS9: "Second Sight")
- Jean-Luc Picard was once described as a "Human, about 2 meters tall, smooth-headed." (TNG: "Gambit, Part I") When Picard later met with his clone, Shinzon, Shinzon told Picard that wasn't as tall as he had expected, then both agreed that they had always hoped to be 2 meters. (Star Trek Nemesis)
- The cockpit of Earth's first warp ship, the Phoenix, measured 4 meters in length. Lily Sloane claimed that it took her six months to scrounge up enough titanium for that construction. (Star Trek: First Contact)
- The escape pods carried aboard Angosian police shuttles had the dimensions of approximately 7 meters in length and 3 meters in diameter. (TNG: "The Hunted")
- The Cardassian escape pod carrying Joret Dal to the edge of the Cardassian border with the Federation measured 5 meters in length. (TNG: "Lower Decks")
- A marble statue of Zefram Cochran stood in Bozeman, Montana on Earth, that was said to be about 20 meters tall. (Star Trek: First Contact)
- The Sovereign-class USS Enterprise-E measured almost 700 meters in length. (Star Trek: First Contact)
A nanometer (nm) was equal to one billionth of a meter (1×10−9 m).
A millimeter (mm) was 1/1,000 of a meter.
A kilometer (km) was one thousand meters.
A micrometer (µm) or micron, 1 millionth of a meter (1×10−6 m).