# Measurement Unit Vocabulary

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### Measurement

A quantity that has both a number and a unit.

### Metric System

A decimal system of measurement whose units are scaled on multiples of 10

### Unit of Measure

A standard quantity used as a basis for measuring (i.e. centimeters, milliliters, degrees, meters)

### Meter

The basic unit of length in the metric system

### Gram

The basic unit of mass in the metric system

### Liter

The basic unit of volume in the metric system

### Matter

Anything that has mass and takes up space

### Weight

A measure of the force of gravity on an object

### Mass

The amount of matter in an object

### Volume

The amount of space something takes up

### Density

The amount of mass in a given volume

### Gravity

The force that pulls objects toward earth

### Triple Beam Balance

An instrument used to measure mass

An instrument used to measure volume of a liquid

### Meniscus

The curved surface of a liquid

### Energy

The ability to do work

### Kilometer

A metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters

### Centimeter

A metric unit of length equal to 1/100 of a meter

### Millimeter

A metric unit of length equal to 1/1000 of a meter

### Kilogram

A metric measurement equal to 1000 grams

### Milliliter

A metric unit of volume equal to 1/1000 of a liter

### Cubic Centimeter

Metric unit used to measure the volume of solids; equal to a milliliter.

### Cup

A measure of capacity in the English/US Customary system of measure

### Pint

A measure of capacity in the English/US Customary system of measure equal to 2 cups

### Quart

A measure of capacity in the English/US Customary system of measure equal to 2 pints or 1/4 of a gallon

### Gallon

A measure of capacity in the English/US Customary system of measure equal to 4 quarts

### Capacity

A measure of the amount of space that can be filled; usually in a container

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