- the decimal measuring system based on the metre, litre, and gram as units of length, capacity, and weight or mass. The system was first proposed by the French astronomer and mathematician Gabriel Mouton (1618–94) in 1670 and was standardized in Republican France in the 1790s.
noun: metric system, plural noun: metric systems
- IPA[ˈmetrik ˌsistəm]
- the decimal measuring system based on the meter, liter, and gram as units of length, capacity, ...
Oxford American Dictionary
....A does not generally use the metric system Canada, Australia and U...' (=International)systems. 但是大多數的店家都可以告訴你你的衣服或是...
以英吋英呎或英鎊為度量衡單位的英制應該是 imperial system我們台灣所用公分公尺或公斤等的公制是 metric system
against 此處是指反抗, 對立的意思. before that: 在那之前 在法國大革命反抗國王政權期間, 革命政府開始了公制. 在那之前 against 反對;違反 The fight against inflation has been going on for almost two years. 抑制通貨膨脹的抗鬥已展開近兩年了。