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sievert

[′zē·vərt]
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The International System unit of dose equivalent, equal to the dose equivalent when the absorbed dose of ionizing radiation multiplied by stipulated dimensionless factors is 1 joule per kilogram. Abbreviated Sv.
A unit of radiation dose, equal to the dose delivered by a point source of 1 milligram of radium, enclosed in a platinum container with walls 0.5-millimeter thick, to a sample at a distance of 1 centimeter over a period of 1 hour; equal to approximately 8.38 roentgens. Also known as millicurie-of-intensity-hour.
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The detection of 0.9 to 1.24 microsieverts of radiation per hour, higher than the level outside the condo, came after a junior high school girl living on its first floor had shown 1.62 milisieverts of exposure during a three-month period from September to November, according to the local authority.
"I am pessimistic because, since Sunday, I have seen that almost none of the solutions has Radiation levels around the power station were at a dangerous 40 milisieverts per hour.
However, the effective dose, measured in miliSieverts (mSv), takes into account the radiosensitivity of each organ.