# metric weight unit

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 Noun 1 metric weight unit - a decimal unit of weight based on the gramweight unitmetric system - a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter and the kilogram and the secondmetric 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 massmcg, microgram - one millionth (1/1,000,000) grammg, milligram - one thousandth (1/1,000) gramnanogram, ng - one billionth (1/1,000,000,000) grammetric grain, grain - a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 caratdecigram, dg - 1/10 gramcarat - a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mgg, gm, gram, gramme - a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogramgram atom, gram-atomic weight - the quantity of an element whose weight in grams is numerically equal to the atomic weight of the elementgram 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'Unitesdag, decagram, dekagram, dkg - 10 gramshectogram, hg - 100 gramskg, kilo, kilogram - one thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; "a kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds"myg, myriagram - one ten thousandth of a centnercentner - in some European countries: a unit of weight equivalent to 50 kilogramscentner, doppelzentner, hundredweight, metric hundredweight - a unit of weight equal to 100 kilogramsquintal - a unit of weight equal to 100 kilogramsmetric ton, tonne, MT, t - a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms
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