# What is the base unit for volume in the metric system?

Base unit is the unit which is the most used unit of measurement for a particular physical quantity.

## Answer: The basic unit of volume in the metric system is cubic metres and litres

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**Explanation:**

What is a metric system?

A metric system is a system of measurements with various basic units of length, mass, and volume. It is the standard system adopted by most countries worldwide. The United States still uses the imperial system of measurement and not the metric system like most other countries.

Units for volume

Volume can be measured in various units like litre, milliliter, cubic meter, etc. The base unit of volume is litre. Another base unit of volume is the cubic meter.

1 cubic metre = 1000 litres