Definition:Unit of Measurement
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A unit of measurement is a specified magnitude of a given physical quantity, defined by convention.
It is used as a standard for measurement of that physical quantity.
Any other value of the physical quantity can be expressed as a multiple of that unit of measurement.
Also known as
Some sources give this as unit of measure.
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