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  As an introduction
  The old measures used in France
  The search for uniformity
  First decisions taken during the French Revolution
  Provisional measures to hasten the reform
  The 7 April 1795 Act
  Measuring the quadrant by triangulation
  The determination of mass unit
  The 1799 Final Standards
  Return to former names in 1800
  The efforts made between 1800 and 1810
  The "mesures usuelles" in 1812
  The legal obligation from 1840 on
  The decimal metric system medal
  The exchanges of standards from 1841 to 1847
  From metric system to international system
  The second century of the metric system
  The metric system in the world
  The evolution of the metre's definitions
  As a conclusion

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