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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_measurement

The earliest recorded systems of weights and measures originate in the 3rd or 4th millennium ... and the growing importance of trade between communities and ultimately across the Earth, standardized weights and measures became critical.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_metric_system

The first practical realisation of the metric system came in 1799, during the French Revolution, .... Prefixes are used to denote multiples and sub-multiples of its units. .... units of measure had been standardised by the Emperor Charlemagne. .... In France, the metric system of measure was first given a legal basis in 1795 by the ...

www.answers.com/Q/Who_used_the_first_standardized_system_of_measurement

Everyone uses a standard system, not just scientists. How would we ever do business with each other if each of us were free to define our own measurements ?

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.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ac07

HISTORY OF MEASUREMENT including Length, Weight, Volume, Time, ... as this is standardized, it is usually the king's dimension which is first taken as the norm. ... of accuracy in terms of a number of grains - a measure still used by jewellers. .... In English-speaking countries this less complicated system takes more than ...

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.us-metric.org/origin-of-the-metric-system

The French originated the metric system of measurement (now called the International ... Although the metric system was not accepted with enthusiasm at first, ... The standardized structure and decimal features of the metric system made it well ...

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 ...

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 ' cubit' ... that the standardisation of units of measurement was first documented. ... standard for the world's new measuring system, the so-called metric system.