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> The usual standard for units is an unadorned abbreviation. There is a
> tendency away from English-language abbreviations, as well, especially
> when working with units defined within le Système international d'unités
> (SI). Thus we are to use kg (not kg. and not kgs), lb (not lb. or lbs),
> s and ms (not sec and msec), and so forth. But see
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_System_of_Units for the full
> scoop, including a reference on whether bytes of information is in units
> that are construed as powers of two or as powers of ten. See
> more than you wanted to know.
An more definitive source for information on the subject is the NIST "Units" website:
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