supplementary units

supplementary units

[¦səp·lə‚men·trē ′yü·nəts]
(physics)
Dimensionless units that are used along with base units to form derived units in the International System; this class contains only two, purely geometrical units: the radian and the steradian.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A final appendix of conversion factors for environmental engineers includes constants and conversion factors; basic and supplementary units; derived units and quantities; physical contents; and properties of water.

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