metric-technical unit of mass
metric-technical unit of mass[′me·trik ¦tek·ni·kəl ¦yü·nət əv ′mas]
A unit of mass, equal to the mass which is accelerated by 1 meter per second per second by a force of 1 kilogram-force; it is equal to 9.80665 kilograms. Abbreviated TME. Also known as hyl; metric slug.
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