Base Unit

Base units are units that are fundamental building blocks in a system of measurement. There are seven base units in the SI system.
Basic quantityNameSymbol
Masskilogramkg
Lengthmetrem
Timeseconds
Electric currentampereA
TemperaturekelvinK
Amount of substancemolemol
Luminous intensitycandelacd

The radian and steradian may also be treated as basic units.

See also: CGS Units, Derived Units, SI Units.

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Subjects: Units