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c.g.s. units

c.g.s. units A system of units based on the centimetre, gram, and second. Derived from the metric system, it was badly adapted to use with thermal quantities (based on the inconsistently defined calorie) and with electrical quantities (in which two systems, based respectively on unit permittivity and unit permeability of free space, were used). For scientific purposes c.g.s. units have now been replaced by SI units.

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cgs system

cgs system, system of units of measurement based on the metric system and having the centimeter of length, the gram of mass, and the second of time as its fundamental units. Other cgs units are the dyne of force and the erg of work or energy. The units of the cgs system are generally much smaller than the comparable units of the mks system.

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c.g.s. system

c.g.s. system A set of units of measurement derived from the metric system and based on the centimetre, gram, and second. It has now been largely replaced by the SI (Système International d'Unités) system.

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