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metric system

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

First Known Use of METRIC SYSTEM

1864

Other Weights and Measures Terms

avoirdupois weight, calorie, denier, kip, pace, twain

metric system

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

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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