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base unit

[′bās ‚yü·nət]
(physics)
One of a small number of units in a system of measurement that are defined, independent of other units, by means of a physical standard; equivalently, a unit of a base quantity. Also known as fundamental unit.
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The decision to redefine the four base units was taken at the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) at an open session of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) in Versailles, France.
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An archway leads to a breakfast room fitted with base units and a breakfast bar plus plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher.
ADI offers some suggestions for troubleshooting problems that may be affecting the performance of your vibratory base unit to prevent the coil from “melting down” or burning out.
The system includes a base unit, automatic fall sensor, pendant, door contact, motion detector, and waterproof wall unit.
Extra storage is provided in a number of fitted wall and base units with rolltop work surfaces in the utility room, leaving you more uncluttered living space.
Inside is an open plan living area with a wood burner and laminate floor, and a contemporary kitchen which is fitted with a range of wall and base units, wood worktops, an integrated oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, and dishwasher.
So, if on one side of E = [mc.sup.2] you give m in grams and c in centimeters/second, on that side of the equation you have not just numbers but also "grams x centimeters x centimeters / (seconds x seconds)." And sure enough, that string of base units defines the cgs unit of energy: the erg.
Up on the first floor are two double bedrooms which are both fitted with kitchenettes comprising base units with roll top work surfaces and sinks.
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These give the kitchen a neat, seamless finish by hiding the original fixings - such as light fittings - and covering the feet of the base units. Like all IKEA flatpack systems, once you follow the instructions you can't go wrong.
The base units may seem like the obvious place to start but it's actually easier to begin with the wall units because you don't have to negotiate around and clamber on the base units to get to them.