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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_measurement

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, or bartering food or raw materials. Contents. [hide]. 1 Sources of Information; 2 Earliest known systems; 3 History of units .... carob seed, which later was standardized at 1/144 ounce and then 0.2 gram.

www.answers.com/Q/Who_used_the_first_standardized_system_of_measurement

The French and Germans used the first standardized system ofmeasurement.

www.mtiinstruments.com/knowledge-center/history-of-measurements

Long ago, the idea of a universal measuring system didn't exist. ... As industry and trade expanded across the world, the need became dire for a single standardized system of measurement. ... This is a method that is still used by jewelers. .... unit of measurement: 1/16th known as pars minuta prima (first very small part).

www.britannica.com/science/measurement-system

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.npl.co.uk/educate-explore/factsheets/history-of-length-measurement

One of the oldest units of length measurement used in the ancient world was the ... This act attempted to introduce systems of measures more widely into British ... The new yard became the first imperial standard and was actually a standard ...

www.britannica.com/science/British-Imperial-System

British Imperial System: traditional system of weights and measures used ... British and American units of linear measure and weight are essentially the same . .... They are based on the metric system, first adopted officially by France in 1795. ... There were many other attempts made at standardization besides these, but it ...

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-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/HistTopics/Measurement.html

Let us first comment on what, in broad terms, is the meaning of measurement. ... One exception, and the earliest known decimal system of weights and measures  ...

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

The First Congress, meeting in 1789, took up the question of weights and ... a system of measurement for dry volumes based on the "Winchester" bushel used in ...