# Metre per second

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The metre per second (American English: meter per second) is an SI derived unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector quantity which specifies both magnitude and a specific direction), defined by distance in metres divided by time in seconds.

Metre per second
Unit systemSI
Unit ofspeed
Symbolm/s, ㎧ or mps
Conversions
1 m/s, ㎧ in ...... is equal to ...
km/h   3.6
mph   2.2369
knot   1.9438
ft/s   3.2808

The SI unit symbols are m·s−1, m s−1, m/s, or m/s, sometimes (unofficially) abbreviated as mps.

## 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)

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 ❱.