international system of electrical units

international system of electrical units

[¦in·tər¦nash·ən·əl ¦sistəm əv i¦lek·trə·kəl ′yü·nəts]
(electricity)
System of electrical units based on agreed fundamental units for the ohm, ampere, centimeter, and second, in use between 1893 and 1947, inclusive; in 1948, the Giorgi, or meter-kilogram-second-absolute system, was adopted for international use.
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