A system of measurement using the centimeter, the gram, and the second as basic units of length, mass, and time.
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- 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.