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noun 
  1. A unit of length equal to one-twelfth of a foot and equivalent to exactly 2.54 centimetres.
  2. (meteorology) The amount of water which would cover a surface to the depth of an inch, used as a measurement of rainfall.
  3. (figuratively) A very short distance.
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Translations: 
  • Dutch: haarbreed
  • French: pouce
  • German: Zoll
  • Italian: pollice
  • Spanish: pulgada
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, An unspecified but very short distance)
verb (inch, es)
  1. (intransitive, followed by a preposition) To move very slowly (in a particular direction).
Fearful of falling, he inched along the window ledge.
Translations: 
  • German: sich zentimeterweise fortbewegen
    (trans-mid)
  • Italian: muoversi poco a poco
Etymology: Old English ynce, from Latin uncia "twelfth part".


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