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|Noun||1.||metric unit - 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"|
unit, unit of measurement - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"
metric capacity unit - a capacity unit defined in metric terms
metric linear unit - a linear unit of distance in metric terms