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There are several basic units of measure, including those in the following list:

SI Unit Name Shortcut fps unit Name Shortcut Description
$\unit{m}$ meter $ume$ $\unit{ft}$ foot $uft$ length
$\unit{kg}$ kilogram $ukg$ $\unit{lb}$ pound $ulbm$ mass
$\unit{s}$ second $use$ $\unit{s}$ second $use$ time
$\unit{K}$ Kelvin $uK$ $\unit{\U{2109}}$ Fahrenheit $ufahr$ temperature

Other common units are defined in terms of the base units:

Unit Definition Shortcut Name Description
$\unit{in}$ MATH $uin$ inch distance
$\unit{cm}$ MATH $ucm$ centimeter distance
$\unit{slug}$ MATH $uslug$ slug mass
$\unit{g}$ MATH $ugr$ gram mass
$\unit{h}$ MATH $uhr$ hour time
$\unit{y}$ MATH $uy$ year time
$\unit{lbf}$ MATH $ulbf$ pound force force
$\unit{N}$ MATH $uN$ Newton force
$\unit{\U{2103}}$ MATH $ucel$ Celsius temperature
$\unit{cal}$ MATH $ucal$ calorie work
$\unit{J}$ MATH $uJ$ Joule work


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