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IEVref:112-01-26ID:
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: unit prefix
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Definition: prefix used together with a unit of measurement to form a multiple or a submultiple of this unit

NOTE 1 – Lists of prefixes together with their symbols are given in IEV 112-02-03 for SI prefixes and in IEV 112-01-27 for binary prefixes.

NOTE 2 – A prefix or its symbol is attached to the unit name or symbol, respectively, without any space or other sign. Example: kiloohm, kΩ. See the SI Brochure or its summary for more information.

NOTE 3 – Only one prefix is used for a base unit or a derived unit with special name. Example: 1 nm, but not 1 mÁm.


Publication date:2010-01
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Internal notes:2017-05-31: Prefix "IEV " added before cross-reference to IEV entry. JGO
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