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Metric Unit

Definition of the noun metric unit

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  1. a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)

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Google previewMaths Dictionary (1999)

by Steve Mills, Hilary Koll

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

Google previewConcise 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.

Google previewDictionary 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 ...

Google previewDictionary 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 ...

Google previewAcademic 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.

Google previewDictionary 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 ...

Google previewThe 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, ...

Google previewHenley'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 ...

Google previewThe 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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Small photo of A industrial pressure gauge use for measuring a force by a fluid on a surface. A pressure gauge reading in metric unit, bar, is shown in red while pounds per square inch, psi, is shown in black.Small photo of Steel metric unit measurement tape on wood table More...

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