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Accuracy
The degree of closeness of measurements of a quantity to the actual (or accepted) value.
Dimension
A measurable extent, such as the three principal dimensions of an object as in width, height, and depth.
Dimension Lines
A line which represents distance.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
A non-governmental global organization whose principal activity is the development of technical standards through consensus.
International System of Units (SI)
An international system of units of measurement consisting of seven base units.
Mean
A measure of center in a set of numerical data, computed by adding the values in a list and then dividing by the number of values in the list.
median
A measure of center in a set of numerical data. The median of a list of values is the value appearing at the center of a sorted version of the list - or the mean of the two central values if the list contains an even number of values.
mode
The value that occurs most frequently in a given data set.
precision
The degree to which repeated measurements show the same result.
unit
A standard quantity in terms of which other quantities may be expressed.
US Customary Measurement System
System of measurement used in the United States.
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