# Definition:System of Measurement

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## Definition

A **system of measurement** is a set of fundamental units of measurement with which one can measure any measurable physical property.

## Examples

There are various conventions, as follows:

- SI units (SystÃ¨me International), which evolved from the MKS system
- MKS, that is, Metre-Kilogram-Second
- CGS, that is, Centimetre-Gram-Second
- Imperial or FPS: that is, Foot-Pound-Second.
- Metric System: a more-or-less colloquial name for the system of measurement of values derived from length based on the
**metre**.

There are other more specialized ones.