metric unit

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Related to metric unit: Imperial unit
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Noun1.metric unit - a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)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
metric weight unit, weight unit - a decimal unit of weight based on the gram
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The eventual goal of all world standards is for CAD librarians and PCB designers to build all their library parts using the metric unit system.
It originally was short for Galilei unit, the metric unit of acceleration, but nowadays the short form is fully standard.
A preliminary report revealed the spacecraft's builder, Lockheed Martin Astronautics, submitted acceleration data in units of pounds of force instead of the metric unit, newtons.
The initial metric unit of mass, the "gram," was the mass of one cubic centimeter -- a cube 0.
Spectators of the high school events will see results in both metric units and inches and feet.
gallon (gal) = 1 ounce, fluid (fl oz) = 1 cubic inch (in (3) = Length 1 mile (mi) = 1 yard (yd) = 1 foot (ft) = 1 inch (in) = Area 1 acre = 1 square mile (mi 2) = 1 square yard (yd 2) = 1 square foot (ft 2) = 1 square inch (in 2) = Energy 1 British thermal unit (Btu)(c) = 1 calorie (cal) = 1 kilowatthour (kWh) = Temperature(d) 32 degrees Fahrenheit ([degrees]F) = 212 degrees Fahrenheit ([degrees]F) = Type of Unit Equivalent in Metric Units Mass 0.
I learned basic metric units such as a kilo and litre but not when used in large numbers.
Encourage electronic health record vendors to incorporate use of metric units for orally administered liquid medications; this would "eliminate the ability of providers to prescribe medications using non-milliliter-based dosing regimens," the statement said.
Sadly, the BBC seems to have such a love affair with metric units that they are normally used even when public safety is at stake, as with the recent warnings of over-hot weather given repeatedly in Celsius when those most likely to be affected better understand Fahrenheit.