### Definition of Cgs system

1. Noun. System of measurement based on centimeters and grams and seconds.

Exact synonyms: Cgs
Generic synonyms: Metric System

### Lexicographical Neighbors of Cgs System

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### Literary usage of Cgs system

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Elements of Physics by Henry Augustus Rowland, Joseph Sweetman Ames (1900)
"(Mean solar day = 24 mean solar hours = 1440 mean solar minutes = mean solar seconds. 13. The CGS System.—By means of these units, or by means of any other ..."

2. Absolute Measurements in Electricity and Magnetism by Andrew Gray (1893)
"... therefore, in the CGS system of units is that pole which, placed at a distance of one centimetre from an equal and similar pole, is repelled with a ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1903)
"The CGS system is thus the language of the esoteric; while the QES system is ... We should then have retained the CGS system for both the esoteric and the ..."

4. Smithsonian Geographical Tables by Smithsonian Institution, Robert Simpson Woodward (1906)
"THE cgs system OF UNITS. The CGS system of units is a metric system in which the fundamental ... The most important of the derived units in the CGS system, ..."

5. The Theory of Measurements by Lucius Tuttle (1916)
"This unit of time was in use before the adoption of the CGS System and is ... Practice in Using the CGS System.—The scientific system of units is so largely ..."

6. A Treatise on the Sun's Radiation and Other Solar Phenomena: In Continuation by Frank Hagar Bigelow (1918)
"In taking up the problems of radiation the convenient system is evidently the (CGS) system, because the entire literature of the physics of radiation, ..."