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## meas·ure·ment

(mĕzh′ər-mənt)*n.*

**1.**The act of measuring or the process of being measured.

**2.**A system of measuring: measurement in miles.

**3.**The dimension, quantity, or capacity determined by measuring: the measurements of a room.

### CONVERSION BETWEEN METRIC AND U.S. CUSTOMARY UNITS

#### FROM U.S. CUSTOMARY TO METRIC

When You Know | Multiply By | To Find |
---|---|---|

inches | 25.4 | millimeters |

2.54 | centimeters | |

feet | 30.48 | centimeters |

yards | 0.91 | meters |

miles | 1.61 | kilometers |

teaspoons | 4.93 | milliliters |

tablespoons | 14.79 | milliliters |

fluid ounces | 29.57 | milliliters |

cups | 0.24 | liters |

pints (liquid) | 0.47 | liters (liquid) |

quarts (liquid) | 0.95 | liters (liquid) |

gallons | 3.79 | liters |

cubic feet | 0.028 | cubic meters |

cubic yards | 0.76 | cubic meters |

ounces | 28.35 | grams |

pounds | 0.45 | kilograms |

short tons (2,000 lbs) | 0.91 | metric tons |

square inches | 6.45 | square centimeters |

square feet | 0.09 | square meters |

square yards | 0.84 | square meters |

square miles | 2.59 | square kilometers |

acres | 0.40 | hectares |

#### FROM METRIC TO U.S. CUSTOMARY

When You Know | Multiply By | To Find |
---|---|---|

millimeters | 0.04 | inches |

centimeters | 0.39 | inches |

meters | 3.28 | feet |

1.09 | yards | |

kilometers | 0.62 | miles |

milliliters | 0.20 | teaspoons |

0.07 | tablespoons | |

0.03 | fluid ounces | |

liters (liquid) | 1.06 | quarts (liquid) |

0.26 | gallons | |

4.23 | cups | |

2.12 | pints (liquid) | |

cubic meters | 35.31 | cubic feet |

1.35 | cubic yards | |

grams | 0.035 | ounces |

kilograms | 2.20 | pounds |

metric tons (1,000 kg) | 1.10 | short tons |

square centimeters | 0.155 | square inches |

square meters | 1.20 | square yards |

square kilometers | 0.39 | square miles |

hectares | 2.47 | acres |

#### TEMPERATURE CONVERSION BETWEEN CELSIUS AND FAHRENHEIT

°C = (°F - 32) ÷ 1.8 |

°F = (°C × 1.8) + 32 |

### UNITS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM

The International System (abbreviated SI, for Système International, the French name for the system) was adopted in 1960 by the 11th General Conference on Weights and Measures. An expanded and modified version of the metric system, the International System addresses the needs of modern science for additional and more accurate units of measurement. The key features of the International System are decimalization, a system of prefixes, and a standard defined in terms of an invariable physical measure.

#### BASE UNITS

The International System has base units from which all others in the system are derived. The standards for the base units, except for the kilogram, are defined by unchanging and reproducible physical occurences. For example, the meter is defined as the distance traveled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second. The standard for the kilogram is a platinum-iridium cylinder kept at the International Bureau of Weights and Standards in Sèvres, France.

Unit | Quantity | Symbol |
---|---|---|

meter | length | m |

kilogram | mass | kg |

second | time | s |

ampere | electric current | A |

kelvin | temperature | K |

mole | amount of matter | mol |

candela | luminous intensity | cd |

#### PREFIXES

A multiple of a unit in the International System is formed by adding a prefix to the name of that unit. The prefixes change the magnitude of the unit by orders of ten from 1024 to 10-24.

Prefix | Symbol | Multiplying Factor |
---|---|---|

yotta- | Y | 1024 = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 |

zetta- | Z | 1021 = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 |

exa- | E | 1018 = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 |

peta- | P | 1015 = 1,000,000,000,000,000 |

tera- | T | 1012 = 1,000,000,000,000 |

giga- | G | 109 = 1,000,000,000 |

mega- | M | 106 = 1,000,000 |

kilo- | k | 103 = 1,000 |

hecto- | h | 102 = 100 |

deca- | da | 10 = 10 |

deci- | d | 10-1 = 0.1 |

centi- | c | 10-2 = 0.01 |

milli- | m | 10-3 = 0.001 |

micro- | μ | 10-6 = 0.000,001 |

nano- | n | 10-9 = 0.000,000,001 |

pico- | p | 10-12 = 0.000,000,000,001 |

femto- | f | 10-15 = 0.000,000,000,000,001 |

atto- | a | 10-18 = 0.000,000,000,000,000,001 |

zepto- | z | 10-21 = 0.000,000,000,000,000,000,001 |

yocto- | y | 10-24 = 0.000,000,000,000,000,000,000,001 |

#### DERIVED UNITS

Most of the units in the International System are derived units, that is units defined in terms of base units and supplementary units. Derived units can be divided into two groups—those that have a special name and symbol, and those that do not.

WITHOUT NAMES AND SYMBOLS | |
---|---|

Measure of | Derivation |

acceleration | m/s2 |

angular acceleration | rad/s2 |

angular velocity | rad/s |

density | kg/m3 |

electric field strength | V/m |

luminance | cd/m2 |

magnetic field strength | A/m |

velocity | m/s |

WITH NAMES AND SYMBOLS | |||
---|---|---|---|

Unit | Measure of | Symbol | Derivation |

coulomb | electric charge | C | A·s |

farad | electric capacitance | F | A·s/V |

henry | inductance | H | V·s/A |

hertz | frequency | Hz | cycles/s |

joule | quantity of energy | J | N·m |

lumen | flux of light | lm | cd·sr |

lux | illumination | lx | lm/m2 |

newton | force | N | kg·m/s2 |

ohm | electric resistance | Ω | V/A |

pascal | pressure | Pa | N/m2 |

tesla | magnetic flux density | T | Wb/m2 |

volt | voltage | V | W/A |

watt | power | W | J/s |

weber | magnetic flux | Wb | V·s |

## measurement

(ˈmɛʒəmənt)*n*

**1.**the act or process of measuring

**2.**an amount, extent, or size determined by measuring

**3.**a system of measures based on a particular standard

## meas•ure•ment

(ˈmɛʒ ər mənt)*n.*

**1.**the act of measuring.

**2.**a measured dimension.

**3.**extent, size, etc., ascertained by measuring.

**4.**a system of measuring or measures: liquid measurement.

## meas·ure·ment

(mĕzh′ər-mənt)## Measurement

**— acetimetrical**,

*adj.*

*Chemistry.*the determination of the amount of free acid in a liquid.

**— acidimeter**,

*n.*

**— acidimetrical**,

*adj.*

**— atmidometer**,

*n.*

**1.**the measurement of oneself.

**2.**the measurement of a part of a figure as a fraction of the total figure’s height.

**— autometric**,

*adj.*

**— chronoscopic**,

*adj.*

**— dosimetrist**,

*n.*

**— dosimetric, dosimetrical**,

*adj.*

**— fluorometric**,

*adj.*

**— galvanometric, galvanometrical**,

*adj.*

**— gasometer**,

*n.*

**— gasometric, gasometrical**,

*adj.*

**— halometer**,

*n.*

**— heliometric, heliometrical**,

*adj.*

**— horometrical**,

*adj.*

**— hypsometric, hypsometrical**,

*adj.*

**— isometric, isometrical**,

*adj.*

**— konimetric**,

*adj.*

**1.**the measuring and recording of variations in fluid pressure, as blood pressure.

**2.**the measuring and recording of the angular oscillations of an aircraft in flight, with respect to an axis or axes flxed in space.

**— kymograph**,

*n.*

**— kymographic**,

*adj.*

*Rare.*an instrument for measuring large objects. See also geography.

**1.**the act, process, or science of measurement.

**2.**the branch of geometry dealing with measurement of length, area, or volume.

**— mensurate, mensurational**,

*adj.*

**— metrologist**,

*n.*

**— metrological**,

*adj.*

**— osmometric**,

*adj.*

**— oxidimetric**,

*adj.*

*Obsolete,*the realm of geometrical measurements, taken as a whole.

**— pantometer**,

*n.*

**— pantometric, pantometrical**,

*adj.*

**— piezometric**,

*adj.*

**— plastometric**,

*adj.*

**— pulmometer**,

*n.*

**— pyrometer**,

*n.*

**— pyrometric, pyrometrical**,

*adj.*

**— radiometric**,

*adj.*

**— rheometric**,

*adj.*

**— stadia**,

*adj.*

**1.**the process of determining the volume and dimensions of a solid.

**2.**the process of determining the specific gravity of a liquid.

**— stereometric**,

*adj.*

**— turbidimetric**,

*adj.*

**— volumetric, volumetrical**,

*adj.*

**— zoometric**,

*adj.*

## measurement

–**measure**

**1.**

**'measurement'**

A **measurement** is a result obtained by measuring something.

*Check the*

__measurements__carefully.*Every*

__measurement__was exact.**2.**

**'measure'**

You do not use 'measurement' to refer to an action taken by a government. The word you use is **measure.**

__Measures__had been taken to limit the economic decline.*Day nurseries were started as a war-time*

__measure__to allow mothers to work.**Legend:**

Noun | 1. | measurement - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity" seismography - the measurement of tremors and shocks and undulatory movements of earthquakes quantitative analysis, quantitative chemical analysis - chemical analysis to determine the amounts of each element in the substance actinometry - measuring the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (especially of the sun's rays) algometry - measuring sensitivity to pain or pressure anemography - recording anemometrical measurements anemometry - measuring wind speed and direction angulation - the precise measurement of angles anthropometry - measurement and study of the human body and its parts and capacities arterial blood gases - measurement of the pH level and the oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations in arterial blood; important in diagnosis of many respiratory diseases audiometry - measuring sensitivity of hearing bathymetry, plumbing - measuring the depths of the oceans calorimetry - measurement of quantities of heat cephalometry - measurement of human heads densitometry - measuring the optical density of a substance by shining light on it and measuring its transmission dosimetry - measuring the dose of radiation emitted by a radioactive source fetometry, foetometry - measurement of a fetus (especially the diameter of the head) gravimetry, hydrometry - the measurement of specific gravity hypsometry, hypsography - measurement of the elevation of land above sea level mental measurement - a generic term used to cover any application of measurement techniques to the quantification of mental functions micrometry - measuring with a micrometer observation - the act of making and recording a measurement pelvimetry - measurement of the dimensions of the bony birth canal (to determine whether vaginal birth is possible) photometry - measurement of the properties of light (especially luminous intensity) quantification - the act of discovering or expressing the quantity of something radioactive dating - measurement of the amount of radioactive material (usually carbon 14) that an object contains; can be used to estimate the age of the object meter reading, reading - the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments; "he has a job meter reading for the gas company" sampling - measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form) sounding - the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line) sound ranging - locating a source of sound (as an enemy gun) by measurements of the time the sound arrives at microphones in known positions scaling - act of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale spirometry - the use of a spirometer to measure vital capacity surveying - the practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map; "he studied surveying at college" telemetry - automatic transmission and measurement of data from remote sources by wire or radio or other means thermometry - the measurement of temperature thermogravimetry - the measurement of changes in weight as a function of changes in temperature used as a technique of chemically analyzing substances tonometry - the measurement of intraocular pressure by determining the amount of force needed to make a slight indentation in the cornea viscometry, viscosimetry - the measurement of viscosity |

## measurement

*noun*

**1.**size, length, dimension, area, amount, weight, volume, capacity, extent, height, depth, width, magnitude, amplitude Some of the measurements are doubtless inaccurate.

**2.**calculation, assessment, evaluation, estimation, survey, judgment, valuation, appraisal, computation, calibration, mensuration, metage Measurement of blood pressure can be undertaken by the practice nurse.

## measurement

*noun*

## measurement

[ˈmɛʒəmənt]*n*(

*act*) → misurazione

*f*; (

*measure*) → misura

to take sb's measurements → prendere le misure di

*or*a qn

chest/hip measurement → giro petto/fianchi

## measurement

*n*(

*act*) medición

*f, (value obtained*) valor

*m*, medida;

**Blood glucose measurement is easy**..La medición de la glucosa en sangre es fácil.