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[ fˈaðəmz], [ fˈaðəmz], [ f_ˈa_ð_ə_m_z]

Fathoms are a unit of measurement that refers to the depth of water. Synonyms for the word fathom include profundity, depth, or distance down. Some additional synonyms include measurement, gauge, or calibration. In a nautical context, fathoms can also be referred to as cable lengths or oceanic leagues. Other synonymous expressions that convey the idea of depth include sounding or sounding depths, which refer to the depth of the ocean floor. Regardless of the specific term, the essential meaning conveyed by these synonyms is the measurement of the distance from the surface of the water to the bottom of the sea.

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A fathom is a unit of length equal to six feet or 1.8 meters. The term is derived from the Greek word "phasis", meaning step. In the French and English system of measurement, the foot is divided into 12 inches or 30.48 cm, the rod is divided into 5 feet or 1.5 meters, and the fathom is divided into 16 inches or 40.64 cm.

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