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Metric Vocab 2010

Metric Vocabulary

Circumference The distance around a circle. C=2 π r
Cubic Centimeter centimeter x centimeter x centimeter
Density The amount of mass (g) in a given volume (cm³), found by dividing the mass of the object by its volume. d=m/v
Diameter a chord that contains the center of the circle.
Chord a straight line connecting two points on a curve.
Displacement of water method The method of measuring volume of irregularly shaped objects.
gram symbol: g; The unit of mass used in the SI (metric system) G
Graduated cylinder a glass of plastic cylinder used to measure liquid volume
liter symbol: L
the unit of volume used with the metric system
mass the amount of matter in something measured in grams
matter anything that takes up space. matter is the material that all objects and substances are made of
meniscus the curved surface of a liquid where liquid such as water meets the sides of a container
meter Symbol: m the base length of measurement in the SI (metric system)
meter stick a rod or stick that one meter in length used for measuring
radius a radius of a is a segment that has one endpoint at the center of the circle and the other endpoint on the circle the plural is radii
volume the volume of a space figure is the number of cubic units needed to fill it
weight a measure of the force of gravity on on an object
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