Definition of Metric weight unit
1. Noun. A decimal unit of weight based on the gram.
Group relationships: Metric System
Generic synonyms: Metric, Metric Unit, Mass Unit
Specialized synonyms: Mcg, Microgram, Mg, Milligram, Nanogram, Ng, Grain, Metric Grain, Decigram, Dg, Carat, G, Gm, Gram, Gramme, Gram Atom, Gram-atomic Weight, Gram Molecule, Mol, Mole, Dag, Decagram, Dekagram, Dkg, Hectogram, Hg, Kg, Kilo, Kilogram, Myg, Myriagram, Centner, Centner, Doppelzentner, Hundredweight, Metric Hundredweight, Quintal, Metric Ton, Mt, T, Tonne
Lexicographical Neighbors of Metric Weight Unit
Literary usage of Metric weight unit
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Manual of Weights and Measures ... with Rules and Tables by Oscar Oldberg (1885)
"The answer will be too great by only about one-tenth of one per cent. 155. The Milligram.—This is the smallest metric weight unit, and it is equal to about ..."
2. A Manual of Weights, Measures, and Specific Gravity ... with Rules and Tables by Oscar Oldberg (1885)
"This is the smallest metric weight unit, and it is equal to about ^ troy grain—a convenient unit for stating doses of the most potent medicines. ..."