Measurement Vocabulary Word List 21 words

These are vocabulary terms that will be used during our measurement unit.
  1. length
    the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place
  2. width
    the extent of something from side to side
  3. height
    the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
  4. ruler
    a person who rules or commands
  5. inch
    a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
  6. foot
    the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings
  7. yard
    the enclosed land around a house or other building
  8. area
    the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
  9. perimeter
    a line enclosing a plane areas
  10. centimeter
    a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter
  11. millimeter
    a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter
  12. decimeter
    a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter
  13. kilometer
    a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters (or 0.621371 miles)
  14. liter
    a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)
  15. quart
    a United States liquid unit equal to 32 fluid ounces; four quarts equal one gallon
  16. ounce
    a unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound or 16 drams or 28.349 grams
  17. cup
    a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle
  18. pint
    a United States liquid unit equal to 16 fluid ounces; two pints equal one quart
  19. gallon
    United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters
  20. mile
    a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters
  21. scale
    an ordered reference standard