### What is the basic unit of weight in the metric system?

Note that weight actually refers to force exerted due to the acceleration of gravity and the mass of an object. It is commonplace to see the terms weight and mass used interchangeably, though. The SI base unit of mass is the kilogram. The original metric system specified the gram as the base mass unit. The SI base unit of force, which technically would be the correct unit of weight is the Newton (kg*m/s2). The dyne…

### Metric unit for weight?

The metric unit of weight (or any other force such as that of a stretched spring, or a bat striking a ball, or a locomotive pulling a train) is called the newton. Newton is the unit of weight (exactly of force) in the SI; in base units is kg.m/s2. Don't make a confusion with the mass (where the unit is the kilogram).

### What basic unit in the metric system do you use to measure weight?

Weight is a force, and can be described in terms of any unit of force. The basic unit of force in the Metric system is the "Newton". If you were fishing for "kilogram", you used the wrong bait. Although it's true that 16 out of every 19 people will use the kilogram to describe weight, it's still wrong.