Definition of metre-kilogram-second in English:


(also mks)


  • Denoting a system of measure using the metre, kilogram, and second as the basic units of length, mass, and time.

    • ‘Need the right expert in the meter-kilogram-second system?’
    • ‘The SI was developed in 1960 from the metre-kilogram-second system, rather than the centimetre-gram-second system which, in turn, had many variants.’