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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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Hydroxyapatite crystallites are the fundamental units of enamel, each less than 1/1000th the thickness of a human hair," said Ungar.
The Human Cell Atlas will impact almost every aspect of biology and medicine, ultimately leading to a richer understanding of lifes most fundamental units and principles.
The process of CRI quantitative standardization is shown in Figure 2 and has the purpose of realizing quantification for the assignment of uniform fundamental units of CRI feature values.
He studied phonons, the fundamental units of sound.
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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.
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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.
Groups or collectives of people--whether families, partnerships, communities, or societies--are not metaphysically real; they do not exist in and of themselves; they are not fundamental units of human life.
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.

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