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Describing or relating to units of measurement

absolute

adjective

measured in itself, not in relation to anything else

calibration

noun

one of a series of regular marks on a piece of equipment for measuring things

exa-

prefix

1018, used in some measurements

factor

noun

a measurement that shows how strong or large something is

geocentric

adjective

using the Earth as the centre from which other things are measured

gradation

noun

a mark on something used for measuring, for example one of the marks showing the temperature on a thermometer

graduation

noun

one of a series of marks on a container or piece of equipment used for measuring

imperial

adjective

relating to a system of measurement in which weight is measured in pounds, length is measured in feet, and volume is measured in pints

measure

noun

a unit in a system of measurement

measure

noun

a system used for expressing a particular quantity

metric

adjective

using or relating to the metric system of measurements

metrication

noun

the process in which a country, organization etc starts using the metric system of measurements

the metric system

noun

the system of measurement whose basic units are metres and kilograms

order of magnitude

noun

a level in a system for measuring things, in which each level is ten times higher than the one before

peta-

prefix

1015, used in some measurements

point

noun

a unit of measurement

reading

noun

a number or amount shown on a piece of measuring equipment

scale

noun

a range of measurements in a particular system

scale

noun

a set of marks, usually lines and numbers, on a piece of equipment or a drawing, used for measuring something

setting

noun

a position that the controls of a piece of equipment are at

SI unit

noun

Système International unit: a standard scientific unit of measurement in an international system. The main units are the metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, and mole.

size

noun

one of a series of standard measurements according to which goods are made or sold

stroke

noun

a single short line or mark made with a pen or brush

unitary

adjective

relating to units of measurement

in length/width/height/area etc

used when showing measurements

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