Standard Units of Measurement in English! The following lesson provides the list of standard units of measurement for length-weight, and capacity in English.

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## Standard Units of Measurement

The metric system is an internationally agreed decimal system of measurement.

**1. ****Capacity:** Capacity measure the amount an object can hold.

**2. Length and distance****:** Length is the measurement of an object, and distance is the measurement of between two places.

**3**. **Weight:** Weight measures the heaviness of something.

In Britain we use a mixture of imperial and metric measurement. Imperial measurement are the old measurement, such as** feet**,** inches**, **ounces **and **gallons.**

### Measuring Capacity

We know that the two main units for the measurement of capacity are **liter **and **milliliter**. In short **liter** is written as ‘**l**‘ and **milliliter** as ‘**ml**‘.

### Measuring Length

We know that the standard unit of length is ‘**Meter**’ which is written in short as ‘**m**’.

A meter length is divided into 100 equal parts.

Each part is named **centimeter** and written in short as ‘**cm**’.

Thus, 1 m = 100 cm and 100 cm = 1 m

The long distances are measured in **kilometer**. This kilometer equals to 1000 meters. The kilometer is written in short as **km**.

*1 kilometer (km) = 1000 meters (m) and 1000 m = 1 km*

### Measuring Weight

We know the main standard unit of mass or weight is **kilogram** which we write in short as **‘kg’**. 1000th part of this kilogram is **gram** which is written in short as **‘g’**.

**Thus** 1000 gram = 1 kilogram **and** 1 kilogram = 1000 gram

i.e. **1000 g = 1 kg and 1 kg = 1000 g.**

*This gram (g) is a very small unit of mass.*

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