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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fundamental quantity mean? 

  The noun FUNDAMENTAL QUANTITY has 1 sense:

1. one of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement

  Familiarity information: FUNDAMENTAL QUANTITY used as a noun is very rare.

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One of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure


fundamental measure; fundamental quantity

Hypernyms ("fundamental quantity" is a kind of...):

amount; measure; quantity (how much there is of something that you can quantify)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fundamental quantity"):

temperature (the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity))

mass (the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field)

length (the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest horizontal dimension of something that is fixed in place)

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)

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