absolute unit


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absolute unit

[′ab·sə‚lüt ′yü·nət]
(physics)
A unit defined in terms of units of fundamental quantities such as length, time, mass, and charge or current.
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The viral meme was noticed by Musk who not only changed his Twitter profile picture to that of the sheep but also changed his bio to read "Absolute Unit".
2014), we expect that consumers will find both the percentage and the absolute unit formats for reduced sodium claims difficult to interpret and utilize.
When the standard wires, carefully coiled and molded into paraffin, were ready, the introduction of the absolute unit system with the ohm and the farad appeared to be guaranteed by this truly scientific endeavor, just as happened earlier with the meter and the kilogram in the case of the metric system.
MERL, which has become famous for its witty Twitter account following theviral sensation of the absolute unit, was quick to respond to Musk's Tweet.
Figure la illustrates the continental and oceanic total flash count diurnal (in LST) variation in absolute units. Figure lb reports the same as Fig.
Joint feeding of the studied biologically active preparations not only increased the intensity of the fermentation processes in the rumen but also changed their focus toward increased propionic acid fermentation, which is evidenced by higher propionic acid value in the total VFA content in the rumen of bull-calves in the third experimental group by 5.8% in absolute units (P > 0.95), as compared to the reference group.
The value of external pressure, when ophthalmic artery blood flow parameters in both segments are the same, will be fixed and expressed automatically in absolute units (mmHg) [3, 4, 8-10].
This occurs independently of airway and lung tissue properties because we express resistance and compliance in absolute units (ml/cmH2O and cmH2O/liter/second).
* Exerting caution when applying TDABC, which requires people to give estimates in absolute units rather than percentages.
This technology can help doctors better identify and manage those patients at risk for complications from stroke, traumatic brain injury and subarachnoid hemorrhage due to decreased cerebral blood flow by providing continuous, real-time, soft-tissue perfusion measurements in absolute units. Codman, 325 Paramount Dr., Raynham, MA 02767.
The RAMP ratio factors out the absolute units of fluorescence through the ratio calculation itself; the ratio is a relative value of the measurement of signal at the detection zone divided by the sum of the detection zone and the internal control zone.
Inbreeding depression in absolute units was calculated by using cycle means from those environments where the trait of interest was measured on both the [S.sup.0] and [S.sup.1] experiments.