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base kind of quantity

A kind of quantity considered dimensionally independent of other kinds of quantities, i.e. it is not defined by an equation containing other kinds of quantities, e.g. length, mass, amount of substance.
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PAC, 1979, 51, 2451 (Quantities and units in clinical chemistry) on page 2459
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
Last update: 2014-02-24; version: 2.3.3.
DOI of this term: doi:10.1351/goldbook.B00603.
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