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# Is metric and meter the same?

Updated: 9/20/2023

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13y ago

Yes and no. The metric system is a decimalized system of measurements that was developed in contrast to "Standard" or "English" measurements where conversions are more difficult to calculate.

The principal unit of the metric system is the meter, a unit of length. Other units are based on the meter:

Volume: a liter is 1/1000th of a meter cubed

Mass: a kilogram is (basically) the mass of one liter of water

Speed: measured in terms of meters per second or kilometers per hour

etc.

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