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**metric prefix**is a unit**prefix**that precedes a basic unit of measure to indicate a multiple or fraction of the unit. While all**metric prefixes**in common use today are decadic, historically there have been a number of binary**metric prefixes**as well. Each**prefix**has a unique symbol that is prepended to the unit symbol.Similarly, it is asked, what are the prefixes for the metric system in order?

**Explanation**: to remember the Metric prefixes, or the decimal ladder, and base unit (

**Kilo**,

**Hecto**,

**Deca**, Base,

**Deci**,

**Centi**,

**Milli**, Micro).

What is the metric unit of volume?

The base units of length and volume are linked in the metric system. By definition, a

**liter**is equal to the volume of a cube exactly 10 cm tall, 10 cm long, and 10 cm wide. Because the volume of this cube is 1000 cubic centimeters and a**liter**contains 1000**milliliters**, 1**milliliter**is equivalent to 1 cubic**centimeter**.What does Micro mean in the metric system?

**Micro**- (symbol µ)

**is a unit**prefix in the

**metric system**denoting a factor of 10

^{−}

^{6}(one millionth). Confirmed in 1960, the prefix comes from the Greek μικρός (mikrós),

**meaning**"small". The symbol for the prefix comes from the Greek letter μ (mu).