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# What is the Basic metric unit for mass or weight?

Updated: 9/17/2023

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The kilogram is the SI unit for mass.

But grams are also often used.

In SI, there are 'base' (not 'basic') units and 'derived' units -which, as the name suggests, are derived from the base units. There are seven base units, including the kilogram (not the gram) for mass.

The SI unit for weight, which is the force due to gravity, is the newton, which is a derived unit.

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### Basic metric unit of weight?

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