Sentence Examples with the word metric system

On the metric system it is reckoned as 4500 kilogram-metres a minute, and the French cheval-vapeur is thus equal to 32,549 foot-pounds a minute, or 0.9863 of an English horse-power, or 736 watts.

The metric system of weights and measures was legalized in January 1893.

The old Spanish weights and measures, modified in many particulars, continued in private use, however, and in 1895 it became necessary to declare the metric system the only legal system and to make;its use compulsory after the 16th of September 1896.

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The metric system of weights and measures has been officially adopted, but many older standards are used, such as the libra (1.012 lb avoirdupois), alqueire (0.36 imperial bushel), moio (2.78 imp. bushels), almude of Lisbon (3.7 imp. gallons) and almude of Oporto (5.6 imp. gallons).

The metric system of weights and measures has been officially adopted, but the old Spanish system is still in general use.

His great reputation led to his being entrusted by the government with several missions; in 1865 he represented Prussia in the conference called at Frankfort to introduce a uniform metric system of weights and measures into Germany.

The metric system was also introduced, mainly for railway purposes, in 1870 and 1871 (Indian Acts).

The weights and measures were still Russian, but the introduction of the metric system was contemplated in 1921.

The metric system of weights and measures has been adopted, but the old Spanish standards remain in general use.

Similarly, in the metric system he cannot mentally compare two units, one of which is t000 times the other.