The English name for Système International [d'Unites], a decimal system of units used mainly in scientific work, in which the basic quantities are length, mass, time, electric current, temperature, amount of matter, and luminous intensity. In addition, the International System uses two supplementary units to measure plane angles and solid angles. See Table at measurement.
- International Space Station
- International Standard Atmosphere
- International Standard Book Number
- International Standard Serial Number
- International Style
- International System
- International System of Units
- International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
- International Telecommunications Union
- international telegram
- international temperature scale
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How to use International System in a sentence
According to the International System of recording, these cases are included in the total maternal mortality.
In such an International System there will be room and plenty for submarines.Aircraft and Submarines | Willis J. Abbot.
But, whenever introduced, it should be made plain that the books are auxiliary only to the International System of Bible study.Seven Graded Sunday Schools | Various
An old-established International System was breaking in pieces, and men were quite uncertain what form the new order would take.Expositor's Bible: The Book of Jeremiah | William Henry Bennett
The stability of the International System of payments and trade is important to the stability and good health of our own economy.