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A 1921 prediction that the United States would be forced to adopt the metric system for commercial transactions is still awaiting fulfillment.We’ve covered science for 100 years. Here’s how it has — and hasn’t — changed|Tom Siegfried|April 2, 2021|Science News
“You are applying Western metrics to someone who is not using that metric against you,” referring to ISIS, Bolger said.
Take the chief metric of the war in Vietnam—body counts, which ultimately did not answer whether the strategy was working.
There were no deaths on scheduled commercial aviation flights in 2014, in a system that operates 68,000 flights a day.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She fills her characters up—strong women beating back against a sexist system—with so much heart.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A hundred ultra-wealthy liberal and conservative donors have taken over the political system.
Sweden excluded British goods, conformably to the continental system established by Bonaparte.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
As Spain, however, has fallen from the high place she once held, her colonial system has also gone down.
The reformers of the earlier period were not indifferent to the need for centralized organization in the banking system.
Accordingly, the question "How far does the note issue under the new system seem likely to prove an elastic one?"
Thanks to Berthier's admirable system, Bonaparte was kept in touch with every part of his command.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
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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.”