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absolute unit

noun
1.
a unit of measurement forming part of the electromagnetic cgs system, such as an abampere or abcoulomb
2.
a unit of measurement forming part of a system of units that includes a unit of force defined so that it is independent of the acceleration of free fall
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noun

a unit of measurement defined in terms of the basic units of a particular measurement system

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absolute unit in Medicine

absolute unit n.
A unit whose value is constant regardless of place or time.

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