unit of measurement


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Noun1.unit of measurement - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchangeunit of measurement - 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"
definite quantity - a specific measure of amount
measuring block, measuring unit - a unit of measurement
denier - a unit of measurement for the fineness of silk or nylon or rayon; "with an evening dress one wears 10 denier stockings"
diopter, dioptre - a unit of measurement of the refractive power of a lens which is equal to the reciprocal of the focal length measured in meters; used by oculists
karat, kt, carat - the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold
absorption unit - a unit for measuring absorption
acceleration unit - a unit for measuring acceleration
angular unit - a unit of measurement for angles
area unit, square measure - a system of units used to measure areas
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
electromagnetic unit, emu - any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism
explosive unit - any unit for measuring the force of explosions
force unit - a unit of measurement of physical force
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
metric unit, metric - a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds); "convert all the measurements to metric units"; "it is easier to work in metric"
miles per gallon - the distance traveled in a vehicle powered by one gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel
monetary unit - a unit of money
megaflop, MFLOP, million floating point operations per second - (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system
teraflop, trillion floating point operations per second - (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system
million instructions per second, MIPS - (computer science) a unit for measuring the execution speed of a computer's CPU (but not the whole system); "4 MIPS is 4,000,000 instructions per second"
pain unit - a unit measuring the intensity of pain
pressure unit - a unit measuring force per unit area
printing unit - a unit of measurement for printing
sound unit - any acoustic unit of measurement
telephone unit - a unit of measurement for telephone use
temperature unit - a unit of measurement for temperature
weight unit, weight - a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan"
mass unit - a unit of measurement for mass
unit of viscosity - a unit of measurement for viscosity
energy unit, heat unit, work unit - a unit of measurement for work
langley - unit of solar radiation
Brinell number - measure of the hardness of a material
point - the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"
bit - a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states; "there are 8 bits in a byte"
electrostatic unit - any of various units of electricity based on forces of interaction between electric charges
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All oil companies operating in the UAE have since been using the litre as the standard unit of measurement for fuel, instead of the gallon.
Which scientific unit of measurement is used to quantify sound intensity or loudness?
In addition to the identification of the overall gender coverage allocations, the investigation of the units of measurement showed that females received their second lowest unit of measurement coverage allocation within the advertisement coverage area.
An example of a special unit of measurement for frequency is the Hertz, named after Heinrich Hertz.
What logarithmic unit of measurement is used to classify the brightness of stars?
To convert from one unit of measurement to another, users simply enter a value and its unit of measurement and then click on the preferred unit.
I was extremely interested to read the answer in Quizzical as to why the area of Belgium is often used as a unit of measurement for describing grand-scale phenomena such as deforestation, desert encroachment and the like (August 2005).
The total operating costs divided by the appropriate unit of measurement for a given weapon system.