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As civilization developed, so too did the need for units of measurement. These
were required for numerous tasks such as: constructing dwellings of an
appropriate size and shape, fashioning clothing,...

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The French and Germans used the first standardized system of measurement.

www.chemteam.info/Metric/Metric-Units.html

The first standardized system of measurement, based on the decimal was
proposed in ... For the multipliers (prefixes greater than 1), Greek was used and
for the ...

www.cdfa.ca.gov/dms/kidspage/History.htm

Weights and measures are some of the earliest tools used by humans. ... The
need for a single worldwide measurement system is becoming more important ...

physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/history.html

The creation of the decimal Metric System at the time of the French ... Gauss was
the first to make absolute measurements of the earth's magnetic force in terms ...

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First Edition ... The metric system is a standardized system of measurement used
by scientists throughout the ... Metric units commonly used in biology include.

www.nist.gov/pml/wmd/metric/si-units.cfm

Apr 12, 2010 ... Standardization Lab · Synchrotron UV Rad. ... The International System of Units (
SI), commonly known as the metric ... Many are not aware that “below the surface
” the SI is the foundation for all measurements or of the extent the SI is used by ...
One of the first industry sector transitions occurred with Distill...

www.nist.gov/pml/wmd/metric/upload/1136a.pdf

system as its predominant system of measurement. Most Americans ... used
meter and kilogram standards brought from. France. In 1866 ... years of meetings
in which the metric system was .... The standardization of fasteners, components,
...

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Measurement system, any of the systems used in the process of associating ...
length of the arm from the elbow to the extended fingertips and was standardized
by a ... Among the earliest of all known weights is the Babylonian mina, which in ...

www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/usmetric.html

The First Congress, meeting in 1789, took up the question of weights and ...
Treasury Department to standardize the measures used by customs officials ...
This is the closest the U.S. has ever come to adopting a single system of
measurement.