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It's about as big as a Bath Towel.
(for Fieldcrest Luxury Solid Towels)
Bath towels typically measure 142.24 cm (56 in) by 76.2 cm (30 in), for a total area of about 1.0838 sq. m (12 sq. ft). The city of Bursa, Turkey is known as the birthplace of the modern towel.
It's about one-fourth as big as a King Size Bed.
In other words, 1.0838 square meters is 0.2690 times the size of a King Size Bed, and the size of a King Size Bed is 3.720 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 4.03 sq. m in total area. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about ten-and-a-half times as big as an Airplane Tray Table.
In other words, the size of an Airplane Tray Table is 0.0935 times 1.0838 square meters.
(average)
With wide variation among different models of airplanes, in-flight tray tables measure around 41.2 cm (16.5 in) x 24.1 cm (9.5 in) for a total area of 0.101 sq. m. Flight safety rules require that the tray tables be upright and locked during takeoff and landing so as to reduce the risk of passenger abdominal injury.
It's about one-fifteenth as big as a Parking Space.
In other words, the size of a Parking Space is 13.80 times 1.0838 square meters.
(a.k.a Parking Stall) (average; surface lot; North America)
An average-size parking space in a North American surface lot measures 15.0 sq. m. Due to the high real estate prices at the time, parking spaces in a densely-populated part of Manhattan would sell for an average of $165,000 in 2007, with some spaces fetching up to $225,000.
It's about thirty times as big as an Apple iPad.
In other words, 1.0838 square meters is 27.08 times the size of an Apple iPad, and the size of an Apple iPad is 0.03693 times that amount.
(for 9.7 inch, Apple iPad Air MD785LL/B)
An Apple iPad measures 23 cm (9.4 in) x 17 cm (6.6 in) for a total device area of 0.04002 sq. m (62.04 sq. in). The base model iPad Air features 16 GB of storage capacity.
It's about 200 times as big as a Playing Card.
In other words, 1.0838 square meters is 190 times the size of a Playing Card, and the size of a Playing Card is 0.0053 times that amount.
(ISO 216 B8 size)
A single ISO 216 B8-size playing card measures 0.0056 square meters. Although this size is the most common playing card, many casinos use the smaller "bridge size" card — 0.0026 square meters smaller.
It's about 200 times as big as a Post-it® Note (3M).
In other words, the size of a Post-it® Note (3M) is 0.005 times 1.0838 square meters.
(3M) (generically sticky notes, a.k.a. repositionable notes, a.k.a. repositional notes)
A Post-it® Note measures 0.0054 square meters in total area. In September, 1989, Hurricane Hugo swept through Charleston, South Carolina with winds up to 230 kph (140 mph), uprooting eight oak trees in Mr. Bruce Brakefield's yard, but leaving in place a Post-it® note attached to his front door.