Monday, May 25, 2020, 3:15 AM
Site: Quametec™ Institute of Measurement Technology
Course: Quametec™ Institute of Measurement Technology (QUAMETEC™)
Glossary: QIMT Glossary


Technical Barrier to Trade.


Technical procedure consisting of the determination of one or more characteristics of a given product, process service, in accordance with a specified procedure.

Threshold, resolution capability (discrimination)

Largest change in a stimulus that produces no detectable change in the response of a measuring instrument, the change in the stimulus taking place slowly and monotonically.


Property of the result of a measurement or the value of a standard whereby it can be related to stated references, usually national or international standards, through an unbroken chain of comparisons all having stated uncertainties.

Traceability chain

The unbroken chain of comparisons is defined under Traceability.

Transfer equipment

The description “transfer equipment” should be used when the intermediate link is not a standard.

Transfer standard

Standard used as an intermediary to compare standards.

Travelling standard

See Standard, travelling.

True value (of a quantity)

The indefinite form rather than the definite form is used in connection with true value, in that there can be many values that are consistent with the definition of a particular quantity.