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Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: multiple of a unit
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Definition: unit of measurement obtained by multiplying a given unit of measurement by a number greater than one

NOTE 1 – The kilometre (km) is a decimal multiple of the metre (m). The hour (h) is a non-decimal integer multiple of the second (s). The light year is a non-integer multiple of the metre (in the VIM, only integer multiples are considered).

NOTE 2 – Multiples of a unit are often named by adding a unit prefix to the name of the unit.


Publication date:2010-01
Source:ISO/IEC GUIDE 99:2007 1.17 MOD
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