## Metric Measurement

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# Metric Measurement

 volumethe amount of space an object takes up
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#### Definitions

volume the amount of space an object takes up
cubic centimeter centimeter x centimeter x centimeter
liter the basic unit of volume in the metric system
milliliter a metric unit of measure that is 1/1000th of a liter
graduated cylinder a glass or plastic instrument used to measure the volume of liquids
meniscus the curved surface of a liquid
volume - displacement of water method of measuring volume of irregularly shaped objects
unit a known amount in measurement
customary measurement units most Americans use - inch, foot, yard, mile, cup
metric measurement scientists used this cm, g, km, ml
centimeter metric unit of measure that is 1/100th of a meter
weight the measure of how hard gravity pulls on an object
gram basic unit of mass in the metric system
kilogram a unit of mass in the metric system that equals 1,000 grams
milligram a unit of mass in the metric system that is 1/1000th of a gram
triple beam balance an instrument used to measure mass
mass how much matter there is in an object
millimeter a metric unit of measurement used to measure the width of a pencil
kilometer a metric unit of measure that is equal to 1,000 meters
meter the basic unit of length in the metric system
equivalents for length in metrics 10 mm = 1 cm
systems of measurement customary & metric

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