Hillger, Donald W. Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch; National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Last reviewed:January 2020
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A system of measurement units used in scientific work and for everyday applications by most countries, with the notable exception of the United States. A prime advantage of the metric system is its international acceptance as a standard of measurement, providing a common measurement language for most of the world's population.
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