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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. See Table at measurement.
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|Noun||1.||International System - a complete metric system of units of measurement for scientists; fundamental quantities are length (meter) and mass (kilogram) and time (second) and electric current (ampere) and temperature (kelvin) and amount of matter (mole) and luminous intensity (candela); "Today the United States is the only country in the world not totally committed to the Systeme International d'Unites"|
SI system, SI unit, Systeme International, Systeme International d'Unites, International System of Units, SI
metric system - a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter and the kilogram and the second
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