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What is a metric year?

meeshxsmith

Nov 1, 2009, 5:58 PM
I am sorry if I seem stupid, but what is a metric year? I'm very curious and don't have wiki at work. I'm firewalled.
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GraGG

Nov 1, 2009, 7:46 PM
what we base canadian contracts off of, plus its what we base cats lives after Paranoid
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matonater

Nov 4, 2009, 10:41 AM
in canada they use the metric system. they measure everything differently like tempature distance and time

if you wanted to live or visit canada you would need to get a metric watch or have one that will do both english and metric

I believe a metric year is around 423 days instead of the 365 we are used to here in the states
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meeshxsmith

Nov 4, 2009, 3:25 PM
How long is everything then?

Do you know of a conversion chart?

I am intrigued.
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matonater

Nov 5, 2009, 8:22 PM
have you done any research on metric time yet?
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meeshxsmith

Nov 5, 2009, 8:30 PM
Yes Smile According to Wikipedia Metric time uses seconds as the base component.

But now I'm wondering how Canada scales minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years.

Canada is a cool place Cool.
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meeshxsmith

Nov 5, 2009, 8:39 PM
Numerous proposals have been made for alternative base units of metric time. On March 28, 1794, the president of the commission which developed the metric system, Joseph Louis Lagrange, proposed in a report to the commission the names déci-jour and centi-jour (deciday and centiday in English).[1] Base units equivalent to decimal divisions of the day, such as 1/10, 1/100, 1/1000, or 1/100,000 day, or other divisions of the day, such as 1/20 or 1/40 day, have also been proposed, with names such as tick, meck, chi, chron, moment, etc., and multiple and submultiple units formed with metric prefixes. Such alternative units have not gained any notable acceptance, however, mostly from sheer lack of acquaintance and familiarity.

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matonater

Nov 5, 2009, 8:39 PM
you are cracking me up
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meeshxsmith

Nov 5, 2009, 8:54 PM
Thank you Smile Glad I could make somebody smile Smile
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