This provides a summary of most of the units of measurement to be found in use around the world today (and a few of historical interest), together with the appropriate conversion factors needed to change them into a 'standard' unit of the S I.
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|SI stands for Système International. Its full name is Système International d'unités, which means International System of Units. It's often referred to simply as the modern metric system.|
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