QIMT Glossary



Definitions of Metrology terms & phrases.

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Measuring result

Value attributed to a measured measurand arrived at by measurement.

Measuring system

Complete set of measuring instruments and other equipment assembled to carry out specified measurements.

Measuring unit off-system

Unit of measurement that does not belong to a given system of units.

METAS

Swiss Federal Office of Metrology and Accreditation, the national metrological institute of Switzerland.

Method of measurement

Logical sequence of operations, described generically, used in the performance of measurements.

Metre Convention

International convention established in 1875 for the purpose of ensuring a globally uniform system of measuring units. In 2003 there were 51 member nations.

MetreConvention

International convention established in 1875 for the purpose of ensuring a globally uniform system of measuring units. In 2003 there were 51 member nations.

Metric system

A measuring system based on metres and kilograms. Subsequently developed into the SI system.

Metrological subject field

Metrology is divided into 11 subject fields.

Metrologist

One who is a specialist in one or more metrology disciplines. The informal categories associated with being a metrologist are:

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