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centimeter-gram-second system

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

Definition of centimeter-gram-second system in English:

noun

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

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