Definition of International System of Units in English:

International System of Units

Syllabification: In·ter·na·tion·al Sys·tem of U·nits

noun

  • A system of physical units ( SI Units) based on the meter, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, candela, and mole, together with a set of prefixes to indicate multiplication or division by a power of ten.
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    • The modern international system of units includes the Gray, the Sievert, and the Becquerel (Bq); these replace the rad, rem, and Curie, respectively.

Origin

translating French Système International d'Unités.

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