Geohash_precision Units?

What are the units of geohash_precision when no unit is explicitly

The docs currently state

If you enable the geohash option, a geohash “sub-field” will be indexed as,
eg pin.geohash. The length of the geohash is controlled by the
geohash_precision parameter, which can either be set to an absolute length
(eg 12,
the default) or to a distance (eg 1km).

When you set geohash_precision to "an absolute length", what units are you
setting it to? Meters? This seems like such a simple question that I bet
I'm missing something.


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