# What is a click

1. Apr 17, 2005

### mrjeffy321

I have no idea where to ask this question, so I'll ask it here.

I have heard the term "click" used as a unit of measurment.
Does anyone know how much a click is? is it even a real unit of measure?

2. Apr 17, 2005

### Staff: Mentor

I have never heard of "click" as a measurement.

3. Apr 17, 2005

### Smurf

Unless you're measuring the number of topless girls on a beach; I've never heard of it.

4. Apr 17, 2005

### Andromeda321

I've heard it's a slang to call a kilometer a click. Someone might want to verify that one though.

5. Apr 17, 2005

### 1123581321

A 'click' is millitary slang for kilometer.

Fibonacci

6. Apr 17, 2005

### cronxeh

7. Apr 17, 2005

### Pengwuino

Yah, you always hear people in military movies on the ground going "enemy base 6 clicks away"

8. Apr 17, 2005

No. "Klick."

9. Apr 17, 2005

### Danger

Not just military. It's standard usage in Canada, along with simply 'k'. (Incidentally, it's spelled 'klick'.)

10. Apr 17, 2005

### moose

11. Apr 17, 2005

### mrjeffy321

OK, "klick", a km.
I will start putting that into my everyday speech.
thanks guys

12. Apr 17, 2005

### Pengwuino

click klick click klick :D

13. Apr 18, 2005

### JasonRox

Click is a kilometer.

14. Apr 18, 2005

### franznietzsche

Face it people on the internet are inept at using the internet. For every person who learns how to perform a search, five more buy internet access who don't. [/rant]

15. Apr 18, 2005

### Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
A click is also about twenty degrees of reverse rotation on a good ratchet. :tongue:

16. Apr 18, 2005

### Danger

Well duhhhh.... of course, if you spell it with a 'c'....

17. Apr 18, 2005

Klicks more precisely as mapped km grid squares

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More correctly, a klick is one grid square on a
1:50000 or 100000 scale military map.
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You could move 1.5 kilometers east and still have moved 2 klicks.

18. Apr 18, 2005

### mapper

I find it fascinating that we got this thread to two pages.

19. Apr 18, 2005

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Without any new information since "klick" was first defined nor a hijacking. At least now I know, AND know how to spell it correctly. I've wondered from time to time when watching movies, but it was never a pressing enough issue to bother to look up an answer.

20. Apr 18, 2005