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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 0.01 meter on each side -- of water at its temperature of maximum density.
METRIC MARTYR The late Steve Thoburn, right, who was fined for using scales that could not measure metric units, with his friend Neil Herron.
Measurements can be input in imperial and metric units with fraction.
He also confirmed that, as far as the Commission is concerned, market traders and small local shopkeepers do not even have to display metric units on their premises - and never have done.
He also confirmed that, as far as the Commission was concerned, market traders and small local shopkeepers did not even have to display metric units on their premises - and never have done.
Although NASA adopted metric units such as kilometers around 1990, the remainder of the U.S.
ValDRILL products are now offered in metric units and incorporate a wide range of design and construction features that deliver performance enhancements such as high productivity, output quality, long tool life and cost savings.
Transmitters are available for English or metric units. With the transmitter, coiled cable, and handheld readout together weighing only 10 ounces, the DM-535 is readily portable.
Major elements are implemented in both English and Metric units.