Meaning of centimeter-gram-second

cen•ti•me•ter-gram-sec•ond

Pronunciation: (sen'tu-mē"tur-gram'sek'und), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the system of units in which the centimeter, gram, and second are the principal units of length, mass, and time. Abbr.: cgs
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