# Definition:Fundamental Unit (Physics)

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## Definition

A fundamental unit a unit of measurement for a measurable physical property from which every other unit for that quantity can be derived.

The fundamental unit for a particular measurable quantity is chosen by convention.

They are the units of the fundamental dimensions of physics.

## Also known as

Fundamental units are also known as base units.

## Examples

There are various conventions, as follows:

There are other more specialized ones.