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Metric

A standard unit of measurement, such as the price to earnings ratio.
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Nevertheless, the metric system has increasingly been integrated by state agencies, while the government has encouraged but not required metrication in the private sector.
Through their actions, federal agencies are demonstrating an increasing determination to use the metric system of units in business-related activities.
So that's why the metric system conversion never came to pass.
Congress authorized the use of the metric system and supplied each state with a set of standard metric weights and measures.
More than 200 years after the metric system began to spread throughout the world, the United States shares the dubious distinction with Burma and Liberia of being one of only three nations that have not converted to the modern metric system.
Congress in 1988 declared the metric system as a desired goal.
s failed effort to embrace the metric system in the early 1970s.
The need for a single, worldwide measurement system was recognized early, and in 1790 the metric system was created.
Dubai: Textile merchants not using the metric system of measurement will face legal action from next year as the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has started applying new regulations to convert units of measurement used in the textile trade all over the UAE to the metric system instead of yards.
Boeing (NYSE: BA) said it commended the agreement reached by the International Civil Aviation Organization's Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection on the metric system which will support the carbon dioxide standard being developed for aircraft.
I HOPE younger readers will not conclude that all older people have the same hostile and neurotic attitude to the metric system.
True, Americans haven't embraced the metric system since voluntary conversion was suggested 30 years ago.