The metric system of weights and measures is one in which the meter is the unit of measure.
In any modern work on horology of value, the metric system is used.
The metric system of weights and measures has been in force since 1878.
Other tables in the metric system are built upon the same plan.
One of the units plainly belongs to the metric system, the other to the English.
The fundamental unit of the metric system is the meter (the unit of length).
The bonds constituting knowledge of the metric system are now formed late in the pupil's course.
The glass tube is marked with the fractions of inches, or of the metre if the metric system of measurements is used.
The metric system is the system of measurement of which the meter is the fundamental unit.
They are also furnished with metric system measurements, graduated and marked for centimeters and millimeters.
metric system n.
A decimal system of units based on the meter as a unit length, the kilogram as a unit mass, and the second as a unit time.
metric system A decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter as a unit of length, the kilogram as a unit of mass, and the liter as a unit of volume. Compare US Customary System. See Table at measurement. |
A system of measurement in which the basic units are the meter, the second, and the kilogram. In this system, the ratios between units of measurement are multiples of ten. For example, a kilogram is a thousand grams, and a centimeter is one-hundredth of a meter. Virtually all countries of the world, except the United States, use the metric system. Among scientists, the metric system is called SI — an abbreviation for Système internationale, which is French for “International System.”