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ab·so·lute u·nit

a unit the value of which is constant regardless of place or time and does not derive from nor depend on gravitation.

ab·so·lute u·nit

(ab'sŏ-lūt' yū'nit)
A unit the value of which remains constant regardless of place or time and is not dependent on gravitation.
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a) Total LST hourly continental (solid) and oceanic (dashed) flash counts in absolute units, (b) As in (a), but in relative units (%).
In addition, the corrections that had to be applied for the difference between international and absolute units were becoming appreciable in calorimetry, thermometry, and measurements of fundamental constants [2].
There was no clear trend over cycles of selection for changes in inbreeding depression with any selection method when expressed in either absolute units or as a percentage of the noninbred mean.
Hunkar used the term process quality control (PQC) to describe a manufacturing system that requires that no product can be passed along the chain unless all process parameters were maintained between upper and lower quality specification limits (USL/LSL), which are expressed in absolute units of measure.
Each variable can be plotted around its nominal value or in absolute units, and the sample rate is operator selectable.