Definition of Sievert

1. Noun. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of radiation dose; the dose received in one hour at a distance of 1 cm from a point source of 1 mg of radium in a 0.5 mm thick platinum enclosure. Symbol: Sv ¹

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Definition of Sievert

1. a unit of iodizing radiation [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sievert

1. The special name for the SI unit of dose equivalent. One sievert equals one joule per kilogram. The previously used unit, rem, is being replace by the sievert. One sievert is equal to 100 rem. Abbreviation: Sv This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sievert

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Literary usage of Sievert

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1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1871)
"... acid of Unverdorben is also abietic acid ; but not that of sievert, ... whilst it is not clear from the statements of Unverdorben and sievert, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1871)
"sievert, Zeitschrift für die gesammten Naturwissenschaften, xiv. 311.)—An acid resin occurring in the turpentine of Pinus marítima, which hardens on ..."

3. Effects of Nuclear Earth-penetrator And Other Weapons by Nas (2005)
"US regulatory guidelines allow doses of up to 0.25 sievert (25 rems) in lifesaving emergency situations, and the US National Council on Radiation Protection ..."

4. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1902)
"Mr. JG sievert, of Halifax, NS, writes to a local paper a pathetic story of ... Mr. sievert says Port Medway bay and the river itself are full of set nets ..."

5. Assessment of the Scientific Information for the Radiation Exposure by Brer, National Research Council (2005)
"For a population of working age composed of both sexes, the lifetime risk of death from cancer is 8 x 10_2 per sievert for high doses and high dose rates of ..."

6. The Metric System (1992)
"The sievert is equal to the joule per ... kilogram for the unit of absorbed dose D and the name sievert instead of joules per kilogram for the unit of dose ..."

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