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The International System of Units
is called "SI" (spoken "ess i")



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 Page 11 • centimeter  (cm)
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 Page 14 • liter  (L)
 Page 15 • milliliter  (mL)
 Page 16 • kilogram  (kg)
 Page 17 • gram  (g)
 Page 18 • milligram  (mg)
 Page 19 • tonne  (t)
 Page 20 • Temperature
 Page 21a and 21b • Conversions
 Page 22 • Measures Evolution
 Page 23 • Inch-Pound

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meter

VOLUME
liter

MASS
kilogram



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NOTE: There are no abbreviations in metric measurement,
only Symbols to denote Quantity, Size or Value.

Convenient Prefix attached in front of
base or derived unit or unit of measure
OR the everyday unit of measure shows quantity, size or value in 10, 100 and 1000

For most everyday experience the Prefixes we use are
milli, centi and kilo

milli  1 one thousandth (0.001)
of the base or derived unit, or unit of measure
use the  prefix milli
(as in millimeter OR milliliter OR milligram)
•
centi 1 one hundredth (0.01) 
of the base or derived unit, or unit of measure
use
the prefix centi (as in centimeter)
•
kilo 1000 times as much as the
base or derived unit, or unit of measure use
the prefix kilo (as in kilometer and kilogram
(pronounced "KILL-oh-meet-ur" NOT "kill-AH-mit-ur")

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Symbols like mL or mg or mm or kg or cm together
identify Prefix and everyday unit of measure.

Symbols identify prefix and base or derived unit
OR everyday unit of measure together.
Simply place the prefix in front of the base or derived unit
like mm (millimeter), cm (centimeter), km (kilometer)
or mg (milligram), kg (kilogram) and mL (milliliter).

The size or quantity is indicated by the first letter or prefix symbol and the second letter or symbol identifies
the base or derived unit.

PREFIX SYMBOL
for EVERYDAY USE
c  centi  is 1 one hundredth (0.01)
m  milli is 1 one thousandth (0.001)
k  kilo is 1000 times
as much

BASE
and
Derived UNIT
SYMBOL
meter  m
liter  L
kilogram  kg

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KNOW

1 cmณ
(1 cubic centimeter)

filled with water contains exactly 1 mL
(1 milliliter)

and is the mass 
of exactly
1 g (1 gram)