Definition of International System of Units in English:

International System of Units

Line breaks: Inter|nation¦al Sys¦tem of Units

noun

  • A system of physical units ( SI units) based on the metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, candela, and mole, together with a set of prefixes to indicate multiplication or division by a power of ten.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

More definitions of International System of Units

Definition of International System of Units in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw