cgs system

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Noun1.cgs system - system of measurement based on centimeters and grams and seconds
metric system - a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter and the kilogram and the second
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(The numerical value for [e.sup.2]/h, 350 km/s, is calculated according to CGS system of units.)
His emphasis on the CGS system of measurement in describing and quantifying psychological phenomena remains somewhat controversial, as perhaps does his analysis of the relationship between the various levels of systems and subsystems.
The appendix gives experimental determinations in units of the CGS system (cm, gramme, sec), because they are conventional quantities, not physical constants.