meter-kilogram-second
adjective Date: 1888 of, relating to, or being a system of units using the meter, kilogram, and second as its base units — abbreviation mks

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  • meter-kilogram-second — [mēt′ər kil′ə gram΄sek′ənd] adj. designating or of a system of measurement in which the meter, kilogram, and second are used as the units of length, mass, and time, respectively: abbrev. MKS: see the table of weights and measures in the Reference …   English World dictionary

  • meter-kilogram-second — or chiefly Brit metre kilogram second also metre kilogramme second adj MKS …   Medical dictionary

  • meter-kilogram-second — /mee teuhr kil euh gram sek euhnd/, adj. of or pertaining to the system of units in which the meter, kilogram, and second are the principal units of length, mass, and time. Abbr.: mks, MKS [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • meter-kilogram-second — me′ter kil′ogram sec′ond adj. phs of or pertaining to the system of units in which the meter, kilogram, and second are the principal units of length, mass, and time Abbr.: mks MKS • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • meter-kilogram-second — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : of, relating to, or being a system of units based on the meter as the unit of length, the kilogram as the unit of mass, and the mean solar second as the unit of time abbr. mks …   Useful english dictionary

  • meter-kilogram-second — noun A system of units used in Physics and other sciences, often abbreviated as the mks. It is the basis of the SI system of international units. See Also: cgs, centimeter gram second …   Wiktionary

  • meter-kilogram-second-ampere — /mee teuhr kil euh gram sek euhnd am pear, am pear /, adj. of or pertaining to the system of units in which the meter, kilogram, second, and ampere are the principal units of length, mass, time, and electric current. Abbr.: mksa, MKSA [1935 40] * …   Universalium

  • meter-kilogram-second-ampere — /mee teuhr kil euh gram sek euhnd am pear, am pear /, adj. of or pertaining to the system of units in which the meter, kilogram, second, and ampere are the principal units of length, mass, time, and electric current. Abbr.: mksa, MKSA [1935 40] …   Useful english dictionary

  • meter-kilogram-second system — (MKS) a system of measurements in which the units are based on the meter as the unit of length, the kilogram as the unit of mass, and the second as the unit of time …   Medical dictionary

  • metre-kilogram-second — also metre kilogramme second var of METER KILOGRAM SECOND …   Medical dictionary

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