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# 4.MD.1

### Shannon 4.MD.1 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Benchmark A known size or amount that can be used as a reference to help understand a different size or amount. A benchmark can be used to estimate measurement.
centimeter A metric unit of length equal to 0.01 of a meter.
customary system A system of measurement used in the U.S. The system includes units for measuring length, capacity, and weight.
Equivalent Having the same value.
gram The standard unit of mass in the metric system. 1,000 grams = 1 kilogram
kilogram A metric unit of mass equal to 1000 grams.
kilometer A metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters.
liter The basic unit of capacity in the metric system. 1 liter = 1,000 milliliters
meter A standard unit of length in the metric system.
metric system A system of measurement based on tens. The basic unit of capacity is the liter. The basic unit of length is the meter. The basic unit of mass is the gram.
millimeter A metric unit of capacity. 1,000 milliliters = 1 liter
minute A unit used to measure a short amount of time; there are 60 minutes in one hour.
ounce A customary unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound. 16 ounces = 1 pound
pound A customary unit of weight. 1 pound = 16 ounces
second A unit used to measure a very short amount of time; there are 60 seconds in one minute.
two-column table A table or chart with two columns
Unit A quantity used as a standard of measurement or time.
Inch about the distance of the last joint of your finger
Foot 12 inches. The length of a rules
Yard same as 3 feet. A yard stick
Mile same as 5,280 feet. Most roads are measured in miles.
Created by: ashannon