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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he said; and 'tis as good as a play to hear them talking about their condensed notes, as they call them; they put their ears close alongside of the strings like persons catching a sound from their neighbour's wall--one set of them declaring that they distinguish an intermediate note and have found the least interval which should be the unit of measurement; the others insisting that the two sounds have passed into the same-- either party setting their ears before their understanding.
T-structure: Make a T-shape from construction paper with two titles: Measurable Attribute and Unit of Measurement (Figure 7).
It satisfies the requirement for money, i.e., store of value, unit of measurement and medium of exchange (although not yet at full level).
Mohammad Saleh Badri, Acting Director General of the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (Esma), said: "Esma has been coordinating and conducting meetings with the authorities concerned, especially with the land and property departments and UAE municipalities on the replacement of the foot as a unit of measurement.
Answer on page 39 Jargon-buster Hand A unit of measurement for the horse equivalent to four inches.
25 (SUNA) - The Sudanese Standards and Metrology Organization (SSMO) decided to use the kilogram as a unit of measurement in Sudan as of March 15 and stop the use of the pound
The research has found that a daily supplement of the vitamin at a dose of 700-1000 IU (an international unit of measurement for vitamins) reduces the risk of falling among older people by 19 percent, while a dose of less than that has no effect.
The lini is an obsolete Czarist Russian unit of measurement equal to 2.54 millimeters.
Which scientific unit of measurement is used to quantify sound intensity or loudness?
The primary unit of measurement used is Kilopascals (kPa) with conversions to millimetres of mercury (mmHg) given throughout.
dollars as a universal unit of measurement. Each volume includes notes on the sources of this data and the specific circumstances regarding the exclusion of certain member countries (confidentiality restrictions, differing use of product definitions or lack of standardized information collection).