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fundamental unit

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(Units) one of a set of unrelated units that form the basis of a system of units. For example, the metre, kilogram, and second are fundamental units of the SI system
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Transistors are fundamental units of a computer processor, the tiny on-off switches that create digital zeroes and ones.
He studied phonons, the fundamental units of sound.
Cells are the fundamental units of life, with every disease we know of affecting particular types of cells," said Mr.
Host Marcus du Sautoy (Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, Oxford University) shows how seven fundamental units of measurement form the basic framework of key scientific concepts and affect every aspect of our daily lives.
Tiny, faint pulses of laser light are used in a bid to make single photons - the fundamental units of light - with a given alignment, or polarisation.
International Day of Families brings out the significance of families as fundamental units of humanity and provides a chance for governments,
In his magnum opus, Politica, Althusius, the father of federalism, advocated a polity of "symbiotes" and "collegia," the fundamental units of covenantal society.
The user prepares qubits -- the fundamental units of quantum computers -- in a state known only to himself and sends these qubits to the quantum computer.
The broad themes are basic issues and approaches, perspectives on inquiry, fundamental units, processes and functions, and contexts.
It is postulated that in order for three constants to be fundamental, one must be able to express the fundamental units of mass M, length Land time T in terms of them.
The four fundamental units of scale for time, length, mass, and temperature profoundly altered physics.
Only gene lineages, in other words, possess histories deep enough to serve as the fundamental units of natural selection.

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