# Metric Measurements

## 20 terms

### area

a measure of how much surface an object has

### centigram

a unit of mass in the metric system that is 1/100 of a gram

### centimeter

a metric unit of length equal to 1/100 of a meter

### chemistry

the study of the properties of matter and how matter changes

### cubic centimeters

metric measurement for volume of solids cm3

### customary

commonly practiced or used

### exponent

a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself

### gram

a metric unit of weight equal to 1/1000 of a kilogram

### killogram

a metric unit of weight equal to 1000 grams

### kilometer

a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters

### liter

a metric unit of volume

### mass

a measure of the amount of matter

### matter

anything that takes up space

### meter

basic unit of length in the metric system

### meter stick

measuring stick 1 meter long

### metric system

An international system of measurement based on multiples of ten

### milligram

a unit of mass in the metric system that is 1/1000th of a gram

### milliliter

a metric unit of measure that is 1/1000th of a liter

### millimeter

A metric unit of linear measure equal to 1/1000 of a meter.

### physical science

the scientific study of nonliving matter