# Metric Weight Unit

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## Definition of the noun metric weight unit

What does metric weight unit mean as a name of something?

**noun**

- a decimal unit of weight based on the gram
- lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
- synonym of metric weight unit: weight unit
- more generic terms: metric / metric unit = a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system; mass unit = a unit of measurement for mass
- more specific terms:
- microgram / mcg = one millionth (1/1,000,000) gram
- milligram / mg = one thousandth (1/1,000) gram
- nanogram / ng = one billionth (1/1,000,000,000) gram
- metric grain / grain = a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat
- decigram / dg = 1/10 gram
- carat = a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
- gramme / gram / gm / g = a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
- gram-atomic weight / gram atom = the quantity of an element whose weight in grams is numerically equal to the atomic weight of the element
- gram molecule / mole / mol = the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams
- decagram / dekagram / dag / dkg = 10 grams
- hectogram / hg = 100 grams
- kilogram / kilo / kg = one thousand grams
- myriagram / myg = one ten thousandth of a centner
- centner = in some European countries: a unit of weight equivalent to 50 kilograms
- metric hundredweight / doppelzentner / hundredweight / centner = a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
- quintal = a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
- metric ton / tonne / MT / t = a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms

- part of: metric system = a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter and the kilogram and the second

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### The Natural Sciences (2004)

by Bill Myers, Lin Shaw

* The commonest metric weight unit is the gram - abbreviated to a small letter g, for
example, 35g*. The gram is a small weight unit. There are about 28 grams to an
ounce and 454 grams to a pound. Most food quantities are given in grams.

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