absolute system of units

Also found in: Encyclopedia.

ab·so·lute sys·tem of u·nits

a system of measurement based on absolute units accepted as being fundamental (length, mass, time) and from which other units (force, energy or work, power) are derived; such systems in common use are the foot-pound-second, centimeter-gram-second, and meter-kilogram-second.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012