Medical Dictionary

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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up base unit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to suppress quietly or indirectly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!