metric weight unit

Definitions of metric weight unit
  1. noun
    a decimal unit of weight based on the gram
    synonyms: weight unit
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    mcg, microgram
    one millionth (1/1,000,000) gram
    mg, milligram
    one thousandth (1/1,000) gram
    nanogram, ng
    one billionth (1/1,000,000,000) gram
    grain, metric grain
    a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat
    decigram, dg
    1/10 gram
    carat
    a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
    g, gm, gram, gramme
    a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
    gram atom, gram-atomic weight
    the quantity of an element whose weight in grams is numerically equal to the atomic weight of the element
    gram molecule, mol, mole
    the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    dag, decagram, dekagram, dkg
    10 grams
    hectogram, hg
    100 grams
    kg, kilo, kilogram
    one thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    myg, myriagram
    one ten thousandth of a centner
    centner
    in some European countries: a unit of weight equivalent to 50 kilograms
    centner, doppelzentner, hundredweight, metric hundredweight
    a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
    quintal
    a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
    MT, metric ton, t, tonne
    a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms
    key
    a kilogram of a narcotic drug
    type of:
    metric, metric unit
    a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)
    mass unit
    a unit of measurement for mass
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