Definition of centimeter-gram-second system in English:

centimeter-gram-second system

Syllabification: cen·ti·me·ter-gram-sec·ond sys·tem

noun

A system of measurement using the centimeter, the gram, and the second as basic units of length, mass, and time.
More example sentences
  • The Gauss is a unit of magnetic induction in the centimetre-gram-second system of physical units.
  • Early on in the history of the metric system various centimetre gram second system of units (CGS) had been in use.
  • Because of the need in science for small units, the cgs (centimetre-gram-second) system also came into use.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

More on centimeter-gram-second system

Nearby words

More words in this category

AU c cal gal. gallon
Word of the day rebuff
Pronunciation: rɪˈbʌf
verb
reject (someone or something) in an abrupt manner…