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base unit

Unit of measurement of a base quantity in a given system of quantities. By international agreement, a set of seven dimensionally independent units form the SI base units: the metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, mole and candela.
Source:
PAC, 1996, 68, 957 (Glossary of terms in quantities and units in Clinical Chemistry (IUPAC-IFCC Recommendations 1996)) on page 963
PAC, 1986, 58, 1405 (Recommendations for the presentation of thermodynamic and related data in biology (Recommendations 1985)) on page 1406
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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.B00610.
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