base unit

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base unit (plural base units)

  1. A unit of measurement on which others are based.
    The SI unit of velocity is metres per second, derived from the base units of time and distance.
  2. The main unit of a computer or hi-fi system.
    When upgrading her computer she bought a new base unit but kept the screen, keyboard and mouse.

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