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fundamental unit

[¦fən·də¦ment·əl ′yü·nət]
(physics)
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A unit that is "simple" from the perspective of such an account is one for which its nature cannot be made intelligible on the basis of any more fundamental units. Derivative (more complex) entities, and the states of affairs that concern them, result from how the units stand in certain relations with each other.
The process of CRI quantitative standardization is shown in Figure 2 and has the purpose of realizing quantification for the assignment of uniform fundamental units of CRI feature values.
The nation-state, the classic provider of security and basic wellbeing in exchange for citizens' loyalty, is under threat - both at home and as the fundamental unit of international affairs.
In a fish collection, the fundamental unit of information is a "lot." A lot contains one or more specimens of a single species collected at the same time and place.
The author describes the family as a fundamental unit of human organisation and, for all its extraordinary stability, a deeply problematic unit as well.
"selfie," and makes sense as the fundamental unit of communication on Snapchat.
Here, we assume that m [greater than or equal to] 0 is an integer and [[epsilon].sub.0] = 5+2[square root of 6] is the fundamental unit in the field Q([square root of 6]), and let A denote ([beta][[epsilon].sup.m.sub.0] + [bar.[beta]][[bar.[epsilon].sub.0].sup.m])/([beta] + [bar.[beta]]), where [[beta].sup.2]= [+ or -][eta][[epsilon].sub.0] or [[beta].sup.2] = [+ or -][eta], with [eta] = 1 + [square root of 6]; [[beta].sup.2] denotes the conjugate of [[beta].sup.2] in Q([square root of 6]).
The fundamental unit of Christianity is the family.
You have to have standards for mass, distance, charge, and time (plus a few others) so all standards refer back to those fundamental unit standards.
If relationship is a fundamental unit of society, it is unlikely that we could dramatically lower our individual and group nutrition--our interaction with others--without suffering.
For more than 70 years this bar served as the worldwide standard for this fundamental unit of measure in the SI system (International System of Units).

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