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metric linear unit

Definitions of metric linear unit
  1. noun
    a linear unit of distance in metric terms
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    femtometer, femtometre, fermi
    a metric unit of length equal to one quadrillionth of a meter
    micromicron, picometer, picometre
    a metric unit of length equal to one trillionth of a meter
    A, angstrom, angstrom unit
    a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation
    micromillimeter, micromillimetre, millimicron, nanometer, nanometre, nm
    a metric unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter
    micrometer, micron
    a metric unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter
    millimeter, millimetre, mm
    a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter
    centimeter, centimetre, cm
    a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter
    decimeter, decimetre, dm
    a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter
    m, meter, metre
    the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
    dam, decameter, decametre, dekameter, dekametre, dkm
    a metric unit of length equal to ten meters
    hectometer, hectometre, hm
    a metric unit of length equal to 100 meters
    kilometer, kilometre, klick, km
    a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters (or 0.621371 miles)
    mym, myriameter, myriametre
    a metric unit of length equal to 10,000 meters
    type of:
    linear measure, linear unit
    a unit of measurement of length
    metric, metric unit
    a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)
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