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Definition of the noun metric unit
What does metric unit mean as a name of something?
- 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
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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).
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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, ...
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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