centimeter-gram-second

adjective

cen·​ti·​me·​ter-gram-sec·​ond ˈsen-tə-ˌmē-tər-ˈgram-ˈse-kənd How to pronounce centimeter-gram-second (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a system of units based on the centimeter as the unit of length, the gram as the unit of mass, and the second as the unit of time
abbreviation cgs

Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of centimeter-gram-second was in 1875

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“Centimeter-gram-second.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centimeter-gram-second. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

centimeter-gram-second

adjective
: of, relating to, or being a system of units based upon the centimeter as the unit of length, the gram as the unit of mass, and the second as the unit of time
abbreviation cgs

Medical Definition

centimeter-gram-second

adjective
variants or chiefly British centimetre-gram-second also centimetre-gramme-second
: cgs
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