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chapter 5 metric measurement terms
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04/14/2013

Term
 Measure
Definition
 to find the size, capacity, or mass of something
Term
 Centimeter (cm.)
Definition
 A metric unit for measuring length or distance; one of these equals 10 millimeter
Term
 Decimeter (dm.)
Definition
 A metric unit for measuring length or distance; one of these equals 10 centimeters
Term
 Millimeter (mm.)
Definition
 A metric unit for measuring length or distance; 10 of these equals one cm.
Term
 Kilometer (km.)
Definition
 A metric unit for measuring length or distance; one of these equals 1000 m.
Term
 Meter (m.)
Definition
 A metric unit for measuring length or distance; one of these equals 100 cm.
Term
 Capacity
Definition
 the amount a container can hold when filled
Term
 Milliliter (mL.)
Definition
 A metric unit for measuring capacity; 1000 of these equals one liter
Term
 Liter (L.)
Definition
 A metric unit for measuring capacity; one of these equals 1000 mL.
Term
 Mass
Definition
 the amount of matter in an object
Term
 Gram (g.)
Definition
 A metric unit for measuring mass; 1000 of these equals one kilogram
Term
 Kilogram (g.)
Definition
 A metric unit for measuring mass; one of these equals 1000 g.
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