# Definition:Historic Measures/Length/Pace

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## Definition

The pace is a unit of length.

 $\ds$  $\ds 1$ pace $\ds$ $=$ $\ds 5$ feet $\ds$ $=$ $\ds 60$ inches

## Historical Note

The pace was defined in Roman times as $2$ steps.

Hence it is approximated to about $5$ feet.

This is how the Roman mille passuum is defined, which is literally $1000$ paces.

Hence the origin of the mile.