# How big is a micrometer?

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How big is a micrometer?

## Units of Length in the Metric System

The metric system is a system of measurement that's used throughout much of the world by scientists and mathematicians. The base unit for measuring length in the metric system is the meter.

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View this answerA micrometer is one-millionth of a meter.

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