metric weight unit
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|Noun||1.||metric weight unit - a decimal unit of weight based on the gram|
metric system - a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter and the kilogram and the second
metric unit, metric - a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds); "convert all the measurements to metric units"; "it is easier to work in metric"
mass unit - a unit of measurement for mass
carat - a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
gram atom, gram-atomic weight - the quantity of an element whose weight in grams is numerically equal to the atomic weight of the element
gram molecule, mol, mole - the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
kg, kilo, kilogram - one thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; "a kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds"
centner - in some European countries: a unit of weight equivalent to 50 kilograms
centner, doppelzentner, hundredweight, metric hundredweight - a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
quintal - a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms