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(Units) any of the units adopted for international use under the Système International d'Unités, now employed for all scientific and most technical purposes. There are seven fundamental units: the metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, candela, and mole; and two supplementary units: the radian and the steradian. All other units are derived by multiplication or division of these units without the use of numerical factors
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any of the basic units of measure in the International System of Units.
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|Noun||1.||SI unit - 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"|
International System, International System of Units, SI system, Systeme International, Systeme International d'Unites, SI
metric system - a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter and the kilogram and the second
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