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metric system

noun

Definition of METRIC SYSTEM

:  a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter and on the kilogram
metric system table
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First Known Use of METRIC SYSTEM

1864

Other Weights and Measures Terms

avoirdupois weight, calorie, denier, kip, pace, twain
METRIC SYSTEM Defined for Kids

metric system

noun

Definition of METRIC SYSTEM for Kids

:  a system of weights and measures in which the meter is the unit of length and the kilogram is the unit of weight
Medical Dictionary

metric system

noun

Medical Definition of METRIC SYSTEM

:  a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter and on the kilogram—compare cgs, mks

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