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What is a click

  1. Apr 17, 2005 #1

    mrjeffy321

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    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?
     
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  3. Apr 17, 2005 #2

    Evo

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    I have never heard of "click" as a measurement.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2005 #3
    Unless you're measuring the number of topless girls on a beach; I've never heard of it.
     
  5. Apr 17, 2005 #4
    I've heard it's a slang to call a kilometer a click. Someone might want to verify that one though.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2005 #5
    A 'click' is millitary slang for kilometer.

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  7. Apr 17, 2005 #6

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  8. Apr 17, 2005 #7

    Pengwuino

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    Yah, you always hear people in military movies on the ground going "enemy base 6 clicks away"
     
  9. Apr 17, 2005 #8
    No. "Klick."
     
  10. Apr 17, 2005 #9

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    Not just military. It's standard usage in Canada, along with simply 'k'. (Incidentally, it's spelled 'klick'.) :cool:
     
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  12. Apr 17, 2005 #11

    mrjeffy321

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    OK, "klick", a km.
    I will start putting that into my everyday speech.
    thanks guys
     
  13. Apr 17, 2005 #12

    Pengwuino

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    click klick click klick :D
     
  14. Apr 18, 2005 #13

    JasonRox

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    Click is a kilometer.
     
  15. Apr 18, 2005 #14

    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]
     
  16. Apr 18, 2005 #15

    Ivan Seeking

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    A click is also about twenty degrees of reverse rotation on a good ratchet. :tongue:
     
  17. Apr 18, 2005 #16

    Danger

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    Well duhhhh.... of course, if you spell it with a 'c'.... :rolleyes:
     
  18. Apr 18, 2005 #17
    Klicks more precisely as mapped km grid squares

    google.com/search?q=%22klick+is%22+grid

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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.
     
  19. Apr 18, 2005 #18
    I find it fascinating that we got this thread to two pages.
     
  20. Apr 18, 2005 #19

    Moonbear

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    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.
     
  21. Apr 18, 2005 #20
    Klicks do not refer to mapped grid squares?
     
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