derived unit


noun

(in physics, chemistry, etc.) a unit derived from fundamental units of length, mass, and time.

Nearby words

  1. derivative,
  2. derive,
  3. derived curve,
  4. derived form,
  5. derived fossil,
  6. derleth,
  7. derm,
  8. derm-,
  9. derma,
  10. derma-

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British Dictionary definitions for derived unit

derived unit

noun

a unit of measurement obtained by multiplication or division of the base units of a system without the introduction of numerical factors
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