Centimeter-gram-second



of or relating to the system of units in which the centimeter, gram, and second are the principal units of length, mass, and time.
Abbreviation: cgs.

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    one 100th of a meter, equivalent to 0.3937 inch. Abbreviation: cm, cm. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples n. also centimetre, 1801, from French centimètre (18c.), coined from Latin centum “hundred” (see hundred) + French mètre (see meter (n.2)). centimeter cen·ti·me·ter (sěn’tə-mē’tər) n. Abbr. cm A unit of length equal to one hundredth (10-2) of a meter. […]

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    one 100th of a meter, equivalent to 0.3937 inch. Abbreviation: cm, cm. Historical Examples noun one hundredth of a metre n. also centimetre, 1801, from French centimètre (18c.), coined from Latin centum “hundred” (see hundred) + French mètre (see meter (n.2)). centimeter cen·ti·me·ter (sěn’tə-mē’tər) n. Abbr. cm A unit of length equal to one hundredth […]



  • Centimeter-gram-second system

    centimeter-gram-second system n. Abbr. CGS system, cgs system The scientific system of expressing the fundamental physical units of length, mass, and time, as well as units derived from them, in centimeters, grams, and seconds. centimeter-gram-second system A system of measurement in which the basic units of length, mass, and time are the centimeter, gram, and […]

  • Centimetre-gram-second

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