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Measurement units guidelines

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This document describes the guidelines on how to use measurement units when defining a measurement event type (see Event types - measurements).

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1. Introduction

The aim of this document is to create a set of guidelines on how to use measurement units in the Event & Tally specification with the aim of increasing compatibility between implementations.

2. Guidelines

2.1. Case sensitive behaviour

Units of measurement must be case sensitive.

It is recommended to use the SI symbol associated with the unit of measurement whenever possible, with the following exceptions:

2.3 Prefixes

The use of prefixes is allowed but discouraged apart from kg which is an SI base unit. The following further remarks apply to prefixes:

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