metric system

noun
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of metric system

:a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter and on the kilogram

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First Known Use of metric system

1864

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METRIC SYSTEM Defined for Kids

metric system

noun

Definition of metric system for Students

: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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