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acre-inch

a·cre-inch
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-ker inch]
    • /ˈeɪ kər ɪntʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-ker inch]
    • /ˈeɪ kər ɪntʃ/

Definitions of acre-inch word

  • noun acre-inch the volume of water that would cover an area of 1 acre to a depth of 1 inch; one twelfth of an acre-foot: equivalent to 3630 cubic feet or 102.8 cubic metres 3
  • noun acre-inch one twelfth of an acre-foot, or 3,630 cubic feet 3
  • noun acre-inch one-twelfth of an acre-foot, equal to 3630 cubic feet. 1

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Origin of acre-inch

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1905-10

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Parts of speech for Acre-inch

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

acre-inch popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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