centimeter-gram-second (CGS)system

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cen·ti·me·ter-gram-sec·ond (CGS)sys·tem

(sen'ti-mē-tĕr-gram-sek'ŏnd sis'tĕm)
The scientific system of expressing the fundamental physical units of length, mass, and time, and those units derived from them, in centimeters, grams, and seconds; is being replaced by the International System of Units based on the meter, kilogram, and second.