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International System of Units

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Definition of International System of Units

  1. :  a system of units based on the metric system and developed and refined by international convention especially for scientific work —abbreviation SI



1932

First Known Use of international system of units

1932


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International System of Units

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noun In·ter·na·tion·al System of Units \ˌint-ər-ˈnash-nəl-, -ənəl-\

Medical Definition of International System of Units

  1. :  an internationally accepted system of units based on the metric system and having the meter, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, mole, and candela as base units, the radian and steradian as supplementary units, and deriving all other units from these—abbreviation SI; called also International System




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