unit of measurement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n unit of measurement any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange "the dollar is the United States unit of currency","a unit of wheat is a bushel","change per unit volume"
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Usage

In literature:

Where he saw sequence, other men saw something quite different, and no one saw the same unit of measure.
"The Education of Henry Adams" by Henry Adams
Perhaps this was accounted for in a measure by the very fact that they were united by no actual bond of blood.
"The Hermit of Far End" by Margaret Pedler
He therefore begged the king to concert with him some satisfactory measure for the preservation of the United Provinces.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
It becomes my duty to request that prompt measures be adopted by the Government of the United States to effect the release of Mr. Greely.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
Was the United States constitution worked into its present shape under the measuring line and square of Virginia and Maryland?
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Whether France and the United States would gain or lose in the exchange of the measure with them, is not easy to say.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The moment was come for uniting in one general measure all these scattered laws valid during a revolution of thirty months.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
And this leads directly to a consideration of the measures necessary to secure a proper census of the United States in 1880.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. July, 1878." by Various
At the end of six months, these organizations would be measured against comparable white units.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
By this measure the slave was made to be only three fifths of a full social unit, or three fifths of a man.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917" by Various
When measured volumes of the two gases are caused to unite it is found that one volume of hydrogen combines with one of chlorine.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
In the philosophy of thrift, the unit measure of prosperity is always the smallest of coins current.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Distribution of labor and supplies between the United States and the Allies was merely a wise and economic measure.
"Woodrow Wilson and the World War" by Charles Seymour
His mind is the unit and measure of things visible and invisible.
"Tablets" by Amos Bronson Alcott
An effort was made to unite the friends of Springfield with those of a measure Lincoln refused to sanction.
"Lincoln, the Politician" by T. Aaron Levy
The United States will soon see the necessity of uniting in measures to counteract their enemies, and even their friends.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution" by Various
Nature has no unit of magnitude by which she measures her works.
"Man and Nature" by George P. Marsh
Among the measures to which I gave my hearty support was the establishment of the late Bank of the United States.
"Memoir of John Howe Peyton" by Various
This measure caused the first indication of the rebellion which raged in Holland and the United Provinces in 1562.
"The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII." by Juan Antonio Llorente
So closely do they know the sun's distance that it is employed as their yardstick of the sky, or unit of celestial measurement.
"Astronomy" by David Todd
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In news:

The interiors of conduits in sunlight, such as those containing conductors feeding air conditioning units on rooftops, become significantly hotter than the outside air (which is always measured in the shade).
Those measures, according to the reports, reduce the size of cooperative farm units from between 10 and 25 farmers to between four and six.
The MPI provides a composite measure of three key elements of the multifamily housing market: construction of low-rent units, market-rate rental units, and for-sale units, or condominiums .
The index provides a composite measure of three key elements of the multifamily housing market: construction of low-rent units, market-rate rental units and "for-sale" units, or condominiums .
Hexagon AB (Cobham, United Kingdom), a global provider of 3D design, measurement and positioning solutions, will host its inaugural international conference June 6 through 9 at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida.
The kilowatt hour is the unit of measure on your power bill, which explains how many have been used and what they cost.
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.
In the world of toy marketing, triumphs are measured in units moved, but toy failures, too, can become their own kind of legend.
North Dakota voters have voted 65% to 35% to turn back Measure 5, a ballot initiative funded by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
United Nations Human Development Index (2004): The index combines measures of life expectancy, school enrollment, literacy and income.
Couch potatoes are thriving around world, not just U.S. 0 Americans may have a reputation for being overweight, but a study shows residents of China, Brazil, and the United Kingdom also measure up.
The heat of a pepper is measured in Scoville units.
Turner Construction Company announced that the Fourth Quarter 2012 Turner Building Cost Index - which measures costs in the non-residential building construction market in the United States - has increased to a value of 839.
The total number of television households in the United States fell by 500,000, Nielsen, the audience measurement company, said last week, reflecting the popularity of online viewing and results of the 2010 census.
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.
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In science:

This was made possible by scaling level spacings in units of the mean level spacing (the GOE fluctuation measures depend on that scaled parameter only).
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
Unfortunately, the units of measurement are not given in the paper.
The Beta Generalized Exponential Distribution
I = {eit : −πβ ≤ t ≤ πβ } be the interval on the unit circle centered at 1 of measure β .
Loop-erased random walk and Poisson kernel on planar graphs
There exist K, c > 0 such that the fol lowing holds: Let 0 < πβ < r < 1 2K , and let I = {eit : −πβ ≤ t ≤ πβ } be the interval on the unit circle centered at 1 of measure β .
Loop-erased random walk and Poisson kernel on planar graphs
It is only by measuring the spin value of, say, the electron, that one may determine it to be 1/2 (in units of ).
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
The measured decay times are in units of K + , π+ and µ+ lifetimes , appropriately.
Study of the decay K+ => pi+,nu,nubar in the momentum region 140
TABLE XI: The measured branching ratios in units of 10−10 assuming a standard model, scalar or tensor interaction in two momentum regions as described in the text.
Study of the decay K+ => pi+,nu,nubar in the momentum region 140
Fig. 5 (bottom panel) shows the noise in units of ADC channels measured for one chip.
The PANDA GEM-based TPC Prototype
Our last axiom is a symmetry axiom saying that all observers use the same units of measurement.
A logic road from special relativity to general relativity
Let us recall that an affine transformation is the composition of a linear mapping and a translation. 8Without AxSm there are other possible worldview transformations, such as dilations (i.e., rescaling of the units of measurement).
A logic road from special relativity to general relativity
It is convenient to introduce an energy difference variables {Ei} such that pi−1 = e−Ei (measuring energies in units of kBT ).
First passage time distribution for a random walker on a random forcing energy landscape
More recently, Gamboa and Rouault (2010) discussed random spectral measures related to moment spaces of measures on the interval [0, 1] and moment spaces related to measures defined on the unit circle.
Distributions on unbounded moment spaces and random moment sequences
Cavity damping and spontaneous emission rates are measured in units of the coupling constant, g , which is set equal to unity.
Generation of graph-state streams
We investigate now the connection of family of measures ν (·, z ) with the distribution of ζ m , where ζ is uniformly distributed on the unit disc in the complex plane.
On the Asymptotic Spectrum of Products of Independent Random Matrices
We investigate now the connection of family of measures ν (·, z ) with the distribution of ζ m , where ζ is uniformly distributed on the unit disc in the complex plane.
On the Asymptotic Spectrum of Products of Independent Random Matrices
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