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What is Metric System?

The Metric System is a system of measurement that succeeded the decimalized system based on the metre that had been introduced in France in the 1790s.

Metric systems have evolved since the 1790s, as science and technology have evolved, in providing a single universal measuring system.

The historical development of these systems culminated in the definition of the International System of Units (SI) in the mid-20th century, under the oversight of an international standards body. Adopting the metric system is known as metrication.

The International System of Units (Système international d'unités or SI) is the current international standard metric system and is also the system most widely used around the world. It is an extension of Giorgi's MKSA system – its base units are the metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, candela, and mole.[10] The MKS (metre–kilogram–second) system came into existence in 1889, when artifacts for the metre and kilogram were fabricated according to the Metre Convention. Early in the 20th century, an unspecified electrical unit was added, and the system was called MKSX. When it became apparent that the unit would be the ampere, the system was referred to as the MKSA system and was the direct predecessor of the SI.