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bar

A non-SI unit of measurement of pressure equal to 100 000 pascals (that is, 100 kilopascals).

becquerel

Unit of measurement of radioactivity, symbol: Bq.

BIPM

The International Bureau of Weights and Measures administers the International System of Measures (SI). As of 1 January 2015, there are 55 Member States of the BIPM, and 41 Associates of the General Conference. The Member States of the BIPM include all the major industrialised nations. BIPM stands for Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, the French name for the organisation. Web site: www1.bipm.org/en/si/