system of measurement

systems of measurement

Definitions of system of measurement
  1. noun
    a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
    synonyms: metric
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    criterion, measure, standard, touchstone
    a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    system of weights and measures
    system of measurement for length and weight and duration
    point system
    a system of graduating sizes of type in multiples of the point
    information measure
    a system of measurement of information based on the probabilities of the events that convey information
    (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice
    Brix scale
    a system for measuring the concentration of sugar solutions
    circular measure
    measurement of angles in radians
    board measure
    a system of units for measuring lumber based on the board foot
    Beaufort scale
    a scale from 0 to 12 for the force of the wind
    system of weights, weight
    a system of units used to express the weight of something
    temperature scale
    a system of measuring temperature
    entropy, information, selective information
    (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome
    a standard by which something can be measured or judged
    ERA, earned run average
    (baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched
    GPA, grade point average
    a measure of a student's academic achievement at a college or university; calculated by dividing the total number of grade points received by the total number attempted
    procrustean bed, procrustean rule, procrustean standard
    a standard that is enforced uniformly without regard to individuality
    a measure or standard used for comparison
    medium of exchange, monetary system
    anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region
    British Imperial System, British system, English system
    a system of weights and measures based on the foot and pound and second and pint
    metric system
    a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter and the kilogram and the second
    United States Customary System
    the system of weights and measures based on the foot and pound and second and pint that dates back to colonial America but differs in some respects from the British Imperial System; today in the United States this system exists side by side with the SI system
    a data transmission rate; the maximum amount of information (bits/second) that can be transmitted along a channel
    baud, baud rate
    (computer science) a data transmission rate (bits/second) for modems
    marginal utility
    (economics) the amount that utility increases with an increase of one unit of an economic good or service
    avoirdupois, avoirdupois weight
    a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)
    troy, troy weight
    a system of weights used for precious metals and gemstones; based on a 12-ounce pound and an ounce of 480 grains
    graduated table, ordered series, scale, scale of measurement
    an ordered reference standard
    Celsius scale, centigrade scale, international scale
    a temperature scale that defines the freezing point of water as 0 degrees and the boiling point of water as 100 degrees
    Fahrenheit scale
    a temperature scale that defines the freezing point of water as 32 degrees and the boiling point of water a 212 degrees
    Kelvin scale, absolute scale
    a temperature scale that defines absolute zero as 0 degrees; water freezes at 273.16 degrees and boils at 373.16 degrees
    Rankine scale
    a scale of absolute temperature in Fahrenheit degrees; the freezing point of water is 491.69 degrees and the boiling point of water is 671.69 degrees
    Reaumur scale
    a temperature scale on which water freezes at 0 degrees and boils at 80 degrees
    gauge, standard of measurement
    accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
    an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared
    a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical
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    amount, measure, quantity
    how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
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