# Metric Linear Unit

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## Definition of the noun metric linear unit

What does metric linear unit mean as a name of something?

**noun**

- a linear unit of distance in metric terms
- lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
- more generic terms: linear measure / linear unit = a unit of measurement of length; metric / metric unit = a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system
- more specific terms:
- femtometer / femtometre / fermi = a metric unit of length equal to one quadrillionth of a meter
- micromicron / picometer / picometre = a metric unit of length equal to one trillionth of a meter
- angstrom unit / angstrom / A = a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter
- micromillimeter / micromillimetre / millimicron / nanometer / nanometre / nm = a metric unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter
- micrometer / micron = a metric unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter
- millimeter / millimetre / mm = a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter
- centimeter / centimetre / cm = a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter
- decimeter / decimetre / dm = a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter
- meter / metre / m = the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
- decameter / decametre / dekameter / dekametre / dam / dkm = a metric unit of length equal to ten meters
- hectometer / hectometre / hm = a metric unit of length equal to 100 meters
- kilometer / kilometre / klick / km = a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters
- myriameter / myriametre / mym = a metric unit of length equal to 10,000 meters

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