# Metric Unit

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## Definition of the noun metric unit

What does metric unit mean as a name of something?

**noun**

- a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)
- example:
*convert all the measurements to***metric units** - lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
- synonym of metric unit: metric
- more generic terms: unit / unit of measurement = any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
- more specific terms:
- metric capacity unit = a capacity unit defined in metric terms
- metric linear unit = a linear unit of distance in metric terms
- metric weight unit / weight unit = a decimal unit of weight based on the gram

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## Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Metric Unit

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### Maths Dictionary (1999)

by Steve Mills, Hilary Koll

is **a metric unit**
used for measuring mass. One kilogram is equal to one thousand grams (g).

### Concise Dictionary of Environmental Terms (1998)

by Kevin Morris, Joseph Reynolds, Louis Theodore

**The metric unit** of
mass, called the gram, was defined as the mass of one cubic centimeter (a cube
that is 1/100 of a meter on each side) of water at its temperature of maximum
density.

### Dictionary of English Capitonyms (2014)

Vocabulary Building by Manik Joshi

ares: **metric unit** of area, equal to 100
Sq. metres (plural) [noun] Example: You can quickly convert ares into acres using
the online calculator for metric conversions. ****** 11. Assembly and assembly ...

### Dictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production, 2nd Edition (2014)

by Norman Hyne Ph.D.

kip kilowatt **metric unit** of power. One kilowatt is equal
to 1,000 watts or ~1.34 horsepower. kW Kimeridigian global age ofgeological
time ...

### Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

kilohertz Metrology, a
unit of frequency equivalent to 1000 hertz or 1000 cycles per second, kilohm
Metrology, **a metric unit** of electrical resistance equal to one thousand ohms.

### Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

footcandle Non-
**metric unit** of illuminance. It is equal to a flux of 1 lumen perft2. Symbol: fc. 1 fc
10.764 lux. Syn. focusing. See confocal; focus, principal; line, focal. aplanatic foci
A ...

### The encyclopaedia of municipal and sanitary engineering (1910)

a handy working guide in all matters connected with municipal and sanitary engineering and administration by William Henry Maxwell, John Thomas Brown

* The metric unit is the metre*. This, primarily a unit of length, supplies all the other
units : — Unit of length : metre. ,, weight: gramme: the weight of a cubic
centimetre of water at 4° C. ,, area: arc: ten metres square. volume : cubic
centimetres, ...

### Henley's Encyclopaedia of Practical Engineering and Allied Trades ... (1906)

Calorie, or Cal—**The metric unit** of heat. See calorific. calorific—Calorific or heat
producing is the power possessed by fuels and other combustible substances of
producing heat when they enter into combination with oxygen. Heat is measured
...

### The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

**The metric unit** in use is the "watt," being the rate equal to one joule per second.
Larger units in practical use are: “ kilowatt," equal to 1000 watts; the
corresponding energy unit being the kilowatt-second, and 3600 kilowattseconds
or r ...

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