centimeter-gram-second

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centimeter +‎ gram +‎ second. From the basis units of this version of the metric system.

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centimeter-gram-second (uncountable)

  1. (sciences) A system of units formerly used in physics (now replaced by the SI system), in which the basic units of length, mass and time were respectively centimeter, gram, and second.

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  • S.I. (International System of Units)
  • mks (meter-kilogram-second)
  • MTS (meter-tonne-second)

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