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Rights: Image reproduced with permission of the BIPM, which retains full internationally protected copyright (© BIPM) Published 17 August 2011 Size: 43 KB Referencing Hub media

The badge of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) represents an allegory of science holding the new metre standard with its decimal divisions. The badge carries the inscription in Greek ‘metro kro’ or ‘use the measure’.