The "metric system" (SI units) is a system of measurement in a decimal form (each successive unit of measure is 10 times larger or smaller than the preceding unit). Its name is from the Greek (métron, to measure).

The original "metric system" developed in France in the 1790's and was refined into the "International System" (Le Système International d'Unités) in 1960.

Basic units of measurement are the meter (metre, for length), kilogram (1000 grams, for mass or weight), and second (for time). Associated with it is the Kelvin scale (degrees unit same as Celsius) for temperature. Other SI units are the ampere (for electrical current), the candela (for luminosity), and the mole (physical amount). Volume is measured in the original liters (litres), equivalent to a cubic decimeter, which equals 1000 cubic centimeters (cc).

Prefixes for decimal divisions in the SI system :

Multiples (symbol, prefix, multiple)

da deca- 10

h hecto- 100

k kilo- 1000

M mega- 1,000,000 (million)

G giga- 1,000,000,000 (billion, 109)

T tera- (trillion, 1012)

P peta- (quadrillion, 1015)

E exa- (quintillion, 1018)

Z zetta- (sextillion, 1021)

Y yotta- (septillion, 1024)

Subdivisions (symbol, prefix, division)

d deci- one tenth

c centi- one hundredth

m milli- one thousandth

µ micro- one millionth

n nano- one billionth (10-9)

p pico- one trillionth (10-12)

f femto- one quadrillonth (10-15)

a atto- one quintillionth (10-18)

z zepto- one sextillionth (10-21)

y yocto- one septillionth (10-24)

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Q: What is the metric system?

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The metric system is called "the metric system"

How is the metric system use in America? How is the metric system use in Australia? How is the metric system use in Japan? How is the metric system use in Thailand? How is the metric system use in sweden? How is the metric system use in anywhere? Know the answer now?

A metric system is a system of measurement. Metric means of measurement.

THE METRIC SYSTEM WONDERLAND or THE WONDERS OF THE METRIC SYSTEM

It is in the metric system.

A metric system is a system of measurement units.

No. The SI system is a metric system, but the metric system isn't SI.

Volume is measured in Litres in the metric system

The english system is the metric system. There is no difference.

In the metric system, lengths are calculated in meters.In the metric system, lengths are calculated in meters.In the metric system, lengths are calculated in meters.In the metric system, lengths are calculated in meters.

They are a part of the Metric System.

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The metric system.

it is part of the metric system

The Standard Metric System...

Meniscus is a bubble in the metric system.

The MEtric System was founded in 1670.

The birthplace of metric system is France

Italy uses THE metric system.

660 metres is in the metric system.

There are no inches in the metric system.

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The word "metric" refers to measurements and the metric system is a system for measuring physical and chemical attributes.

The metric system is the 'standard' system for most of the world.

The English system is a measurement system; in a sense it is a metric system but it is not the metric system, so I would avoid using that word to describe it.