Definition of System of measurement
1. Noun. A system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic.
Generic synonyms: Amount, Measure, Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Criterion, Measure, Standard, Touchstone, System Of Weights And Measures, Point System, Information Measure, Utility, Brix Scale, Circular Measure, Board Measure, Beaufort Scale, System Of Weights, Weight, Temperature Scale
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Literary usage of System of measurement
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The periodicity of the angle in the ordinary system of measurement is a special ... Infinite Distances and Angles in the Generalized System of Measurement. ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Infinite Distances and Angles in the Generalized System of Measurement. — We will premise a brief account of the infinite elements in the ordinary system of ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"\V(! are now in a position to inquire how the magnitude of an angle is to bo expressed in the present system of measurement. Our definition of the magnitude ..."
4. Machinery's Encyclopedia: A Work of Reference Covering Practical Mathematics by Erik Oberg, Franklin Day Jones (1917)
"In addition to the ordinary systems of measurements used for ordinary practical work, there is a third system, known as the "absolute system of measurement ..."
5. Lectures on Man: His Place in Creation, and in the History of the Earth by Karl Christoph Vogt, James Hunt (1864)
"Method of investigation.—Mixed Types.—Average Man and Stall.—Use of the French Metrical System.—Scherzer and Schwarz's System of Measurement.—Craniometry. ..."
6. A Plan for the Study of Man: With Reference to Bills to Establish a by Arthur MacDonald (1902)
"BERTILLON system of measurement. Crime is encouraged from the difficulty of distinguishing one person from another, so that habitual and professional ..."