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Unit of measure

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Unit of measure as of length, surface, volume, dry measure, liquid measure, money, weight, time, and the like), in general, a determinate quantity or magnitude of the kind designated, taken as a standard of comparison for others of the same kind, in assigning to them numerical values, as 1 foot, 1 yard, 1 mile, 1 square foot, 1 square yard, 1 cubic foot, 1 peck, 1 bushel, 1 gallon, 1 cent, 1 ounce, 1 pound, 1 hour, and the like; more specifically, the fundamental unit adopted in any system of weights, measures, or money, by which its several denominations are regulated, and which is itself defined by comparison with some known magnitude, either natural or empirical, as, in the United States, the dollar for money, the pound avoirdupois for weight, the yard for length, the gallon of 8.3389 pounds avoirdupois of water at 39.8° Fahr. (about 231 cubic inches) for liquid measure, etc.; in Great Britain, the pound sterling, the pound troy, the yard, or 1/108719 part of the length of a second's pendulum at London, the gallon of 277.274 cubic inches, etc.; in the metric system, the meter, the liter, the gram, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

TWELVE-TWO: the unit of measurement of the height of a horse is called a hand, which is equal to four inches.
"The Short-story" by William Patterson Atkinson
Lounsberry, C. C. Measurements of walnuts of United States.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
Lounsberry, C. C. Measurements of walnuts of United States.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Unitedly they would have measured at least eighteen feet of humanity.
"Wrecked but not Ruined" by R.M. Ballantyne
He longed for a new unit of measure.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
Thus, in early Anglo-Saxon times the cow was the unit of the measure of value.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
In this conservation, the wealth of the unit, will be the measure of the wealth of the nation.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
It is almost certainly due in large measure to a progressive change in one or both of the units of frequency.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
The unit of perception decided the childish dream of measurement.
"The Promise of Air" by Algernon Blackwood
Used as a unit of measure, pace signifies a step of 30 inches.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
Marked out on a man's hand an inch is a large unit of measure.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
These units of measurement are too small.
"The Lure of the Camera" by Charles S. Olcott
The foot-pound is the unit of measurement employed in the study of work.
"The Gospel Of Evolution" by Edward Aveling
The unit of land measure is the Rhynland rood, roughly equal to 12 ft. 4 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
But the two kinds of energy are mechanically equivalent, and they can both be measured in terms of the same units.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2" by Various
With united leaders there is a measure of unity among the tribes.
"Judges and Ruth" by Robert A. Watson
For the present, however, the measurements are too different to allow of their being united without further investigation.
"Trees. A Woodland Notebook" by Herbert Maxwell
For the present, however, the measurements are too different to allow of their being united without further investigation.
"Extinct Birds" by Walter Rothschild
These twenty die varieties are grouped into two classes by the use of a unit distance measurement of 14 and 12 mm.
"The Die Varieties of the Nesbitt Series of United States Envelopes" by Victor M. Berthold
Power; how measured, units, horse power, watt, 5 forms of energy, conservation.
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
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In news:

During Tuesday's election, voters were not only choosing the next president of the United States, but also selecting their state representatives and voicing their opinions on a series of ballot measures.
This unit of measurement is perfect and leaves uncertainty as to how a web page will be seen in various browsers.
The 'E' Mark and Units of Measure .
The label stated that a 25ml measure contains one unit of alcohol.
European shares and commodities fell on Thursday as worries over the lack of a budget deal in the United States eclipsed the positive impact of new measures by the Federal Reserve to stimulate the world's largest economy.
From MPH Industries, the Ranger traffic radar unit can measure the distance of a vehicle in addition to its speed, functionally making if a cross between a traffic radar and a lidar (laser) unit.
Michigan's Republican Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday signed into law a pair of measures banning mandatory membership of labor unions in a state that is home to the auto industry and birthplace of the United Auto Workers union.
COLUMBIA — A study released by the National Center for Education Statistics found that Missouri uses some of the most rigorous standards in the United States to measure the academic proficiency of its students.
Using advanced robotics, an array of miniature sensors, and its "TruIMUTM " inertial measurement unit.
Shares of United Airlines' parent company fell Thursday after it said a key revenue measure declined in the third quarter, raising concern about travel demand and pricing.
The Condor Cluster can achieve about 1.5 GigaFLOPS — floating point operations per second, the unit by which supercomputing power is measured — per watt of computing power.
In harbinger of what's to come in the United States, Japanese TV viewers are expressing outrage over measures implemented by NHK and private TV broadcasters to control the taping of digital television programs.
The unit provides continuous monitoring for process applications that require immediate response time (150ms), measurements of high and low temperatures (up to 1,100.
With thousands of New York City rental units posing potential dangers to tenants, city advocates are proposing measures to make landlords improve building safety.
The Chandler Police Department's traffic unit has received a $60,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to encourage seatbelt use and step up existing measures to minimize accidents.
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In science:

The dashed line shows the random potential VD (x)/50 measured in units of Ω.
Bose-Einstein condensate of two-dimensional excitons in a ring: Necklace-like modulation of order parameter
Thus, a will be the small length scale in the problem, and we will measure all distances in units of a.
Localization of Polymers in Random Media: Analogy with Quantum Particles in Disorder
Tc, rB = pφ0 /2πB, Cm = (ν rB /√π)e−iπζm2, HN is the N -th Hermite polynomial, and the lengths are measured in units of rB .
Anisotropic Diamagnetic Response in Type-II Superconductors with Gap and Fermi-Surface Anisotropies
All dimensionfull parameters (ζ, V, Λ5) are measured in units of M .
Holography and Brane-bulk Energy Exchange
Evolution of the magnetization m (top figures) and the energy e (bottom figures), for Ising spins on a 3regular random graph with random bonds, and with time measured in units of updates per spin.
Dynamical replica analysis of disordered Ising spin systems on finitely connected random graphs
Distances are measured in units of lattice spacing a = 1 (along the diagonal).
Unzipping an adsorbed polymer in a dirty or random environment
The quantities like force (g ), width (∆) and potential V have dimension of energy and are measured in units of ǫ.
Unzipping an adsorbed polymer in a dirty or random environment
The magnetic moment is measured in units of the nuclear magneton e¯h/2mp, where mp is the proton mass.
Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants
The gap distribution, when represented by Eq. (4), has no adjustable parameters once the gaps s are measured in units of their mean size D .
Modelling gap-size distribution of parked cars using random-matrix theory
Here and in the following figures, time is measured in units of T −1, α = 0.25, ωc = 100.
Dynamical control of qubit coherence: Random versus deterministic schemes
Identity (9) which holds for any m ≤ N (note that dρN, m×m (Q) is a unit mass measure and is free from singularities) provides the basis for our extension of the bCFT to the range m ≤ N .
A few remarks on Colour-Flavour Transformations,truncations of random unitary matrices, Berezin reproducing kernels and Selberg type integrals
The pumping was measured in units of its threshold value Sthr, which was determined numerically from the threshold condition hN i = 1.
Mode statistics in random lasers
All measures depend on the level spacing expressed in units of the mean level spacing and are, therefore, independent of the parameter λ and altogether parameter–free.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Spectra
The decay time is measured in units of iteration steps.
Activity patterns on random scale-free networks: Global dynamics arising from local majority rules
Time is measured in units of iteration steps.
Activity patterns on random scale-free networks: Global dynamics arising from local majority rules
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