[ sen-tuh-mee-ter-gram-sek-uh nd ]
/ ˈsɛn təˌmi tərˈgræmˈsɛk ənd /


of or relating to the system of units in which the centimeter, gram, and second are the principal units of length, mass, and time. Abbreviation: cgs

Origin of centimeter-gram-second

First recorded in 1870–75
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