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Language: | en | Status: 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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