system of measurement


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Noun1.system of measurement - a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
quantity, measure, amount - how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
criterion, standard, touchstone, measure - a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
system of weights and measures - system of measurement for length and weight and duration
point system - a system of graduating sizes of type in multiples of the point
information measure - a system of measurement of information based on the probabilities of the events that convey information
utility - (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice
Brix scale - a system for measuring the concentration of sugar solutions
circular measure - measurement of angles in radians
board measure - a system of units for measuring lumber based on the board foot
Beaufort scale - a scale from 0 to 12 for the force of the wind
system of weights, weight - a system of units used to express the weight of something
temperature scale - a system of measuring temperature
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Contract award: delivery of the registration system of measurement data and supply components and measuring devices for security of the project "development of the research potential of the great power laboratory institute of electrical engineering.
He also gave Europe the metric system of measurement, so if the Dead Famous crew wanted to ridicule his manhood they could have done it in centimetres.
Dubai: Textile merchants not using the metric system of measurement will face legal action from next year as the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has started applying new regulations to convert units of measurement used in the textile trade all over the UAE to the metric system instead of yards.
World in the balance; the historic quest for an absolute system of measurement.
The French Revolution, argues Crease, set the stage for the first worldwide system of measurement.
The move is in line with the UAE Cabinet of 2006 on the national system of measurement, which mandates the use SI as a basis for the legal units of measurement in the country," ESMA announced on Wednesday.
Abstract: This contribution deals with a system of measurement, prediction and energy saving.
Instead of looking at a cubic sculpture, the spectator walks into a cubic space--one whose "emptiness" is made visible through the application of Letraset tape, used here as a serial system of measurement.
It is also meant to define a system of measurement for green buildings that is consensus-based.
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Every civilization since ancient China has had some system of measurement, but there was no uniformity and little commonality.

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