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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unit of measurement, unitnoun

    any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange

    "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"

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  1. unit of measurementnoun

    any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; a unit of measure

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  1. Unit of measurement

    A unit of measurement is a definite magnitude of a quantity, defined and adopted by convention or by law, that is used as a standard for measurement of the same kind of quantity. Any other quantity of that kind can be expressed as a multiple of the unit of measurement. For example, a length is a physical quantity. The metre is a unit of length that represents a definite predetermined length. When we say 10 metres (or 10 m), we actually mean 10 times the definite predetermined length called "metre". Measurement is a process of determining how large or small a physical quantity is as compared to a basic reference quantity of the same kind. The definition, agreement, and practical use of units of measurement have played a crucial role in human endeavour from early ages up to the present. A multitude of systems of units used to be very common. Now there is a global standard, the International System of Units (SI), the modern form of the metric system. In trade, weights and measures is often a subject of governmental regulation, to ensure fairness and transparency. The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) is tasked with ensuring worldwide uniformity of measurements and their traceability to the International System of Units (SI). Metrology is the science of developing nationally and internationally accepted units of measurement. In physics and metrology, units are standards for measurement of physical quantities that need clear definitions to be useful. Reproducibility of experimental results is central to the scientific method. A standard system of units facilitates this. Scientific systems of units are a refinement of the concept of weights and measures historically developed for commercial purposes. Science, medicine, and engineering often use larger and smaller units of measurement than those used in everyday life. The judicious selection of the units of measurement can aid researchers in problem solving (see, for example, dimensional analysis). In the social sciences, there are no standard units of measurement and the theory and practice of measurement is studied in psychometrics and the theory of conjoint measurement.

Editors Contribution

  1. unit of measurement

    A specific quantity defined as a form of measurement

    The unit of measurement in this country for liquid is known

    Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2021  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unit of measurement in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unit of measurement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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