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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His conversation, I remember, was about the Bertillon system of measurements, and he expressed his enthusiastic admiration of the French savant.
Monk Sauce registers at about 250,000 heat units on the Scoville scale, a system of measurement used to compare the spiciness of chile peppers.
Abu Dhabi -- As of today, the UAE will implement the International System of Units (SI) replacing foot, inch and yard with metre in the textile trade under the national system of measurement and calibration, the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (Esma) announced on Wednesday.
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.
The French Revolution, argues Crease, set the stage for the first worldwide system of measurement. Spurred by calls for equality, France adopted standards for the meter and kilogram, which unlike previous systems were based not on royal body parts but on bits of metal.
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. Further on in the exhibition, Dan Graham's Public Space/Two Audiences, 1976, a mirror installation in which the spectator is perceptually split into two, and Helio Oiticica's Projeto Filtro--Para Vergara NY 1972, 1972/2005, a corridor with audio, video, and gustatorial elements, also convincingly bridged the show's themes of geometry and installation.
Why not rather use one or the other, preferably the English system since it is used more commonly as compared to the metric system of measurement? The metric system has its important context too, in that there are excellent children's library books written about the metric system.
It is also meant to define a system of measurement for green buildings that is consensus-based.

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