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Basic vocab for a metric quiz on 9/29

Metric System

a measurement system used by most of the world and all scientists


the base unit for length


the base unit for volume or capacity (how much stuff there is)


a part of a word that is added before the base word to change the meaning


one hundredth (.01)

Kilo -

one thousand (1,000)


one thousandth (.001)


the base, where we start (1)


a small dot that shows the difference between a whole and parts


the basic unit of mass (like weight)

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