nonstandard unit

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nonstandard unit

A force requirement identified in a time-phased force and deployment data for which movement characteristics have not been described in the type unit characteristics file. The planner is required to submit detailed movement characteristics for these units.
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The teaching materials covered four topics: the preservation of area, comparison of area using a nonstandard unit, indirect comparison of area, and measuring area using multiplication.
Finding a comparison or nonstandard unit for measuring weight proved more difficult.
The students believed that the numbers should be equidistant but could not make the connection with using a nonstandard unit to establish the scale.
They estimate the length of the objects by using nonstandard units.
The use of nonstandard units keeps the focus at this stage on some important principles of measurement; no gaps or overlaps of the units and the use of one regular unit.
Topics covered include identifying the type of coordinate system for data using ArcMap, modifying a standard coordinate system, aligning rotated CAD data, and applying nonstandard units when standard coordinate systems don't work.
Children should have many opportunities to measure real objects, both with standard and nonstandard units, and to estimate the measurement of an object.
The purpose of this investigation is for children to recognize the attributes of length, use nonstandard units to compare objects by length, discover the need for standard units of measurement for length, and represent lengths of objects in standard units of measurement.
If the nonstandard units execute their underwriting improvement plan well in a stable systems environment their ratings are also likely to rise, and Symons should be able to continue to service the securities indefinitely.
An accompanying CD includes all the blackline masters, extra reading material, and computer applets for students to explore measurement with nonstandard units.
This book's purpose is to introduce the concept of measurement with nonstandard units.
The second characteristic evident in students' descriptions of big cats was the use of both standard and nonstandard units to create a measure.