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# SI unit

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noun
1. See under International System of Units.

# International System of Units

noun
1. an internationally accepted coherent system of physical units, derived from the MKSA (meter-kilogram-second-ampere) system, using the meter, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, mole, and candela as the basic units (SI units) respectively of the fundamental quantities of length, mass, time, electric current, temperature, amount of substance, and luminous intensity. Abbreviation: SI

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translation of the earlier French name Système Internationale d'Unités
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# SI unit

noun
1. any of the units adopted for international use under the Système International d'Unités, now employed for all scientific and most technical purposes. There are seven fundamental units: the metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, candela, and mole; and two supplementary units: the radian and the steradian. All other units are derived by multiplication or division of these units without the use of numerical factors
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# International System of Units

n.
1. A complete, coherent system of units used for scientific work, in which the fundamental quantities are length, time, electric current, temperature, mass, luminous intensity, and amount of substance.

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# SI unit

1. Any of the units of measure in the International System. See more at International System.