The metric system of weights and measures comprises the following tables. The symbols used to express the various units of measurement in abbreviated form are also given:

Measures of Length

10

millimeters (mm.)

=

1

centimeter (cm.)

10

centimeters

=

1

decimeter (dm.)

10

decimeters

=

1

meter (m.)

10

meters

=

1

dekameter (Dm.)

10

dekameters

=

1

hektometer (hm.)

10

hekto-meters

=

1

kilometer (km.)

Measures of Surface (not Land)

100

square millimeters (mm.)

=

1

square centimeter (sq. cm.)

100

square centimeters

=

1

square decimeter (sq. dm.)

100

square decimeters

=

1

square meter (sq. m.)

Measures of Volume

1000

cubic millimeters (mm.)

=

1

cubic centimeter (cu. cm.)

1000

cubic centimeters

=

1

cubic decimeter (cu. dm.)

1000

cubic decimeters

=

1

cubic meter (cu. m.)

Measures of Capacity

10

milliliters (ml.)

=

1

centiliter (cl.)

10

centiliters

=

1

deciliter (dl.)

10

deciliters

=

1

liter (1.)

10

liters

=

1

dekaliter (Dl.)

10

dekaliters

=

1

hektoliter (hl.)

10

hektoliters

=

1

kiloliter (kl.)

Measures of Weight

10

milligrams (mg.)

=

1

centigram (eg.)

10

centigrams

=

1

decigram (dg.)

10

decigrams

=

1

gram (g.)

10

grams

=

1

dekagram (Dg.)

10

dekagrams

=

1

hektogram (hg.)

10

hektograms

=

1

kilogram (kg.)