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Metric

A standard unit of measurement, such as the price to earnings ratio.
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According to Marciano, the reason the proposal to adopt the metric system in the U.
Today, the United States is one of only three nations in the world that have not adopted the metric system.
Last October, all jewellery and gold outlets were instructed to convert to the metric system.
The metric system is the tool of the devil," Abe Simpson said.
is already increasing its use of the metric system, albeit slowly, and that sooner or tater the U.
In the metric system of weights and measures, the names of multiples and subdivisions of any unit may be derived by combining the name of the unit with prefixes, such as deka, hecto, and kilo, meaning, respectively, 10, 100, 1,000, and deci, centi, and milli, meaning, respectively, one-tenth, one-hundredth, and one-thousandth.
For those longing for the good ol' days when gas sold for a dollar, here is the only way we might ever see that happen again: If the United States converted to the metric system, then it is quite possible we would pay a price of 99 cents at the pump.
Metrication fans say the current situation of having two competing systems is a "shambles" and point out that as long ago as 1862, a Commons committee unanimously recommended the adoption of the metric system.
However, road signs in kilometres and property boards in square metres and hectares did leave me wondering why the UK, and in particular the property industry, has still not embraced the metric system.
The discussion was regarding the slow adoption of the metric system by U.
Pharmaceutical companies and industry watchdogs determine whether the lab's metric system meets their expectations for quality assurance and risk-control.
Since more products are being packaged and more recipes are being written using the metric system, this part of the book explains the importance of understanding and using the metric system of measure.