Measurements by definition

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Distance equal to 0.9144 of a meter
Distance a star shifts position by 1 arcsecond during the time Earth moves 1 a.u. perpendicular to the star (less than 12 is a great Kessel run)
Frequency equal to one event / second
Mean distance from the center of the Earth to the center of the Sun (a little less than 150 million km)
1/100 of the difference between the freezing and boiling points of water
Force needed to accelerate a mass of 1 kg at 1 meter per second per second
Originally, defined as the mass of 1 cubic centimeter of pure water
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The number of electrons surrounding an uncharged atom (also = number of protons in its nucleus).
Length of the path traveled by light in a vacuum during a time interval of 1 / 299 792 458 of a second
The duration of 9 192 631 770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the cesium 133 atom
Originally, the distance a Roman legion could march in 1000 paces. Now equal to 8 furlongs, 80 chains, 320 rods, 1760 yards or 5280 feet.
Amount of a substance equal to the number of atoms of Carbon-12 in 0.012 kilograms
Heat needed (at a pressure of one atmosphere) to raise the temperature of one gram of water by 1 degree Celsius
Unit of time equal to the interval between two arrivals of the Sun at the Tropic of Capricorn

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