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calorie, Calorie, kcal

Units of measurement of energy, not part of the International System of Measures (SI). The preferred SI unit of energy is the joule.

candela

Unit of measurement of luminous intensity, symbol: cd.

centi

Prefix for a subdivision of 0.01 or 1/100, symbol: c.

Celsius

See degree Celsius.

centigrade

Obsolete name for the Celsius scale of temperature.

conversions

Conversions between metric and other units are best avoided as they interrupt the flow of the sentence and distract attention. Where they are unavoidable, provide the conversion (in brackets) at the first mention only and avoid spurious precision.

coulomb

Unit of measurement of electrical charge, symbol: C.