# system of weights

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 Noun 1 system of weights - a system of units used to express the weight of somethingweightsystem of measurement, metric - a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristicavoirdupois, avoirdupois weight - a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)troy, troy weight - a system of weights used for precious metals and gemstones; based on a 12-ounce pound and an ounce of 480 grains
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With the signing of the Decree of the Council of People's Commissars of the RSFSR "On the introduction of the international decimal metric system of weights" instead of the yard one, the meter became the main unit of length.
The metric system was designed by a panel of French scientists assembled after the French Revolution and charged to create a unified system of weights and measures for the country.
10 In the system of weights and measures what does S.I.
Which ancient city shares its name system of weights for weighing metals and gemstones?
He also standardised the system of weights and measures.
2) What country first introduced a metric system of weights and measures in 1790s?
Crease (author, and philosophy, Stony Brook U.) tells the story of the development and improvisation of a reliable system of weights and measures, certainly one of civilization's most important achievements for obvious reasons.
In the metric system of weights and measures, the names of multiples and subdivisions of any unit may be derived by combining the name of the unit with prefixes, such as deka, hecto, and kilo, meaning, respectively, 10, 100, 1,000, and deci, centi, and milli, meaning, respectively, one-tenth, one-hundredth, and one-thousandth.
I wonder if part of the reason for this preference is the coincidence of the availability of calculators and the arrival of the metric (decimal) system as the official system of weights and measures, and money, in Australia.

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