base unit

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Definition of base unit

: one of a set of fundamental units in a system of measurement that is based on a natural phenomenon or established standard and from which other units may be derived The base units of the International System of Units are the meter, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, mole, and candela.

First Known Use of base unit

1867, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of base unit was in 1867

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“Base unit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/base%20unit. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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base unit

noun

Medical Definition of base unit

: one of a set of simple units in a system of measurement that is based on a natural phenomenon or established standard and from which other units may be derived — see international system of units

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