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Resolution 6 of the 10th meeting of the CGPM (1954)
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Practical system of units* (5)  

In accordance with the wish expressed by the 9th Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures (CGPM) in its Resolution 6 concerning the establishment of a practical system of units of measurement for international use, the 10th CGPM

decides to adopt as base units of the system the following units:

length metre
mass kilogram
time second
electric current ampere
thermodynamic temperature degree Kelvin
luminous intensity candela

Comptes Rendus de la 10e CGPM (1954), 1956, 80


The unit name "degree Kelvin" was changed to "kelvin" in 1967 (13th CGPM, Resolution 3).

The reader should note that the official version of this Resolution is the French text.