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International System of Units

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  • proper n. The standard set of basic units of measurement, to be used in scientific literature worldwide.

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  • n. a complete metric system of units of measurement for scientists; fundamental quantities are length (meter) and mass (kilogram) and time (second) and electric current (ampere) and temperature (kelvin) and amount of matter (mole) and luminous intensity (candela)

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Examples

  • The name International System of Units (SI) was given to the system by the 11th CGPM in 1960.

    International System of Units (SI)

  • His feat provided the foundation for what came to be called the International System of Units, or SI after its French initials.

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  • The International System of Units is the world's most widely used system of measurements for commerce and science.

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  • The Office of Inspector General (OIG) examined the Constellation Program's draft request to reverse its 2-year-old decision to implement the metric system (also known as the International System of Units or SI) as its standard system of measurement and instead use the U.S. customary system (e.g., feet, pounds, ounces).

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  • • This is known as the International System of Units or SI.

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  • There are seven base units in the International System of Units things like seconds, meters, degrees and every one of them but the kilo has one of these universal constant definitions.

    Scientists ask: Is the kilo losing weight?

  • America's failure to adopt the International System of Units does not bode well for us.

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  • The gray (symbol: Gy) is the unit of absorbed dose in the International System of Units (SI).

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  • It is important to recognize that the new prefixes for binary multiples are not part of the International System of Units (SI), the modern metric system.

    Binary prefix

  • One of the advantages of the International System of Units is its combination of metric terminology with its decimal organization.

    SI prefix

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