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DM 1.3 - Measurement
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Accuracy
The condition or quality of being true, correct, or exact; precision; exactness. The degree of correctness of a quantity or expression.
Caliper
A measuring tool with two usually adjustable jaws used especially to measure thickness or diameter.
Customary System
Also referred to as the English system of measuring. The measuring system based on the foot, second, and pound as units of length, time, weight, or mass.
Denominator
Divisor; the number below the line in a fraction.
Diameter
A straight line passing from side to side through the center of a circle or sphere.
Measurement
Collecting data in a quantifiable manner.
Metric System
The decimal measuring system based on the meter, liter, and gram as units of length, capacity, and weight or mass.
Micrometer
A gauge which measures small distances or thicknesses.
Numerator
The number above the line in a fraction showing how many of the parts indicated by the denominator is taken.
Precision
The degree to which several measurements or calculations show the same or similar results.
Unit
A standard quantity in terms of which other quantities may be expressed.
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