# Metre per second (Redirected from **Meters per second**)

Metre per second | |
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Unit system | SI |

Unit of | speed |

Symbol | m/s |

Conversions | |

1 m/s in ... | ... is equal to ... |

km/h | 3.6 |

mph | 2.2369 |

kn | 1.9438 |

ft/s | 3.2808 |

The **metre per second** is the unit of both speed (a scalar quantity) and velocity (a vector quantity, which has direction and magnitude) in the International System of Units (SI), equal to the speed of a body covering a distance of one metre in a time of one second. According to the definition of metre, 1 m/s is exactly of the speed of light.

The SI unit symbols are **m/s**, **m·s ^{−1}**,

**m s**, or

^{−1}**m/s**.

## Conversions

1 m/s is equivalent to:

- = 3.6 km/h (exactly)
- ≈ 3.2808 feet per second (approximately)
- ≈ 2.2369 miles per hour (approximately)
- ≈ 1.9438 knots (approximately)

1 foot per second = 0.3048 m/s (exactly)

1 mile per hour = 0.44704 m/s (exactly)

1 km/h = 0.27 m/s (exactly)

## Relation to other measures

The **benz**, named in honour of Karl Benz, has been proposed as a name for one metre per second. Although it has seen some support as a practical unit, primarily from German sources, it was rejected as the SI unit of velocity and has not seen widespread use or acceptance.

## Unicode character

The "metre per second" symbol is encoded by Unicode at code point U+33A7 ㎧ SQUARE M OVER S.