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Units of measurement

LC control 85141054
LC classificationQC81 QC114 Weights and measures
Topical headingUnits of measurement
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Variant(s)Measurement, Units of
See alsoPhysics
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Weights and measures
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Scope noteHere are entered works on a quantity taken as a standard of measurement, e.g. Atomic units; Gram (Unit); Light-year; Meter (Unit); etc. Works on the force exerted by the gravitational field on a body are entered under Weight (Physics). Works on a system of standard units of measure are entered under Weights and measures.
Subject example tracingNotes under Weight (Physics); Weights and measures
Found inRowlett, R. How many? : a dictionary of units of measurement, via WWW, July 6, 2001.
Thes. of engineering and scientific terms, 1967 (Units of measurement)
Engineering information thes., 1993 (Units of measurement)
Barnhart, R.K. Dict. of science, c1986 (unit: a quantity taken as a standard of measurement, esp. a standard physical quantity in any system of measurement: a unit of mass, an angstrom unit, the electromagnetic unit of charge)