micro, μ (prefix)

This page documents an OPTIMADE Prefix Definition. See https://schemas.optimade.org/ for more information.

ID: https://schemas.optimade.org/defs/v1.2/prefixes/si/micro
Definition name: micro

Prefix name: micro
Latin symbol: mc
Display symbol: μ

Description: The micro SI prefix defined as a dimensionless multiple of 10⁻⁶, adopted into SI at its creation at the 11th CGPM Meeting in 1960, resolution 12.

The micro SI prefix is the only one using a non Latin symbol. Based on the recommendation of the ISMP List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols, and Dose Designations to use mcg in place of μg, i.e., mc is used as the symbol for micro using the Latin alphabet.

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JSON definition:

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    "title": "micro",
    "symbol": "mc",
    "display-symbol": "\u03bc",
    "description": "The micro SI prefix defined as a dimensionless multiple of 10\u207b\u2076, adopted into SI at its creation at the 11th CGPM Meeting in 1960, resolution 12.\n\nThe micro SI prefix is the only one using a non Latin symbol.\nBased on the recommendation of the ISMP List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols, and Dose Designations to use mcg in place of \u03bcg, i.e., mc is used as the symbol for micro using the Latin alphabet.",
    "resources": [
        {
            "relation": "Definition in the 11:th CGPM Meeting in 1960, resolution 12",
            "resource-id": "https://www.bipm.org/en/committees/cg/cgpm/11-1960/resolution-12"
        },
        {
            "relation": "Use of mc to represent micro in the ISMP List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols, and Dose Designations",
            "resource-id": "https://www.ismp.org/recommendations/error-prone-abbreviations-list"
        },
        {
            "relation": "Wikipedia article describing the prefix",
            "resource-id": "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro-"
        }
    ],
    "defining-relation": {
        "base-units": [],
        "base-units-expression": "",
        "scale": {
            "exponent": -6
        }
    },
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    }
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