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Measurement Words

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SI (Systeme International d'Unites) A measuring stick one metre long that is marked off in centimetres and usually millimetres.
Metric system A unit of linear measure equal to 12 inches (30.48 cm).
Referent A system of measurement based on British units.
Imperial System All areas are measured in square units (mm2, cm2, m2, km2).
Linear Measurement Comparative relation between things or magnitudes as to size, quantity, number, etc.; ratio.
Millimetre According to size and type.
Centimetre Is the process of comparing something with known, standard units.
Metre A 3-Dimensional shape.
Kilometre The basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1, 094 yards).
Inch Is the set of standard measures we use. These include: Length (metre, m), Mass (gram, g), Capacity (litre, L), Time (second, s).
Foot A metric unit of capacity.
Yard The overall area of a 3-D shape. For example, the surface area of a cube is the sum of all areas of all squares that make up the cube.
Mile A metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a metre.
Ruler A metric unit of volume equal to one thousandth of a litre.
Caliper Volumes are measured in cubic units (mm3, cm3, m3).
Tape Measure A metric unit of length equal to 1000 metres (or 0.621371 miles).
Circumference A unit of linear measure equal to 5,280 feet, or 1,760 yards (about 1,609 kilometres).
Length The act or process of changing something to a different form; state of being changed.
Width A unit or system of units for measuring length where 10 mm equals 1 centimetre, 100 centimetres equals 1 metre and 1000 metres equals 1 kilometre.
Height Extent or distance upward: The balloon stopped rising at a height of 500 feet.
Perimeter A straight strip or cylinder of plastic, wood, metal, or other rigid material, typically marked at regular intervals, to draw straight lines or measure distances.
3-D Object A 3-Dimensional shape.
Proportion A system of measurement in which all units are based on multiples of ten. The metre is the basic unit of length.
Conversion Are measured in units according to size and type.
Mental Mathematics A long, flexible strip or ribbon, as of cloth or metal, marked with subdivisions of the foot or metre and used for measuring.
Area A 3-Dimensional shape.
Surface area An item that an individual uses as a measurement unit for estimating. For example, the height of a doorknob above the floor is about 1 m, or the thickness of a dime is about 1 mm.
Square units The volume of a solid is the 3-dimensional space it takes up.
Volume The capacity of a container is the amount it can contain. It is measured in litres, and is closely related to volume.
Litre Calculations that are done in your head without the guidance of pencil, calculators or other aids.
Millilitre A 3-Dimensional shape.
Cube units The outer boundary, especially of a circular area; perimeter: the circumference of a circle.
Cone A unit of linear measurement equal to one twelfth of a foot (2.54 cm).
Cylinder The longest extent of anything as measured from end to end: the length of a river.
Prism A metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a metre.
Pyramid The border or outer boundary of a two-dimensional figure.
Sphere An instrument for measuring external or internal dimensions, having two hinged legs resembling a pair of compasses and in-turned or out-turned points.
Metre stick Extent from side to side; breadth; wideness.
Measuring Representing something in three dimensions.
Quantities The area of a shape is the flat space contained within it.
Units A 3-Dimensional shape.
Capacity A unit of linear measure equal to 3 feet (0.9144 meter).

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