Pronunciation: /ˈmɛʒ.ər.mənt/ Explain
Measurement is assigning a number to a
based upon a
of measure. For example, if one is using the metric system of distance,
the unit of measure is 1 meter. A measure of 2 meters is twice as long as
a measure of 1 meter. A measure of 0.5 meters is half as long as a measure
of 1 meter.
Common measurements include
mass, energy, force and
A metric space is a geometric
with a method of measurement assigned to the space.
Measurement error is an important consideration.
When measuring with any device, one is
the measure. For example, if the length of a piece of
paper is measured with a metric ruler, typically the measurement is accurate
to only 1 millimeter. Since the measurement is not mathematically exact, it
introduces an error.
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, measurement. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 115. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
- McAdams, David E.. Unit of Measure. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 3/12/2009. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/u/unit.html.
- McAdams, David E.. Measurement Error. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 9/3/2018. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/m/measurementerror.html.
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McAdams, David E. Measurement. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/m/measurement.html.
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
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