Definitions of Metrology terms & phrases.
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Co-operation between national metrological institutes in and the European Commission.
General conference on measures and weights
Good Laboratory Practice. Accrediting bodies approve laboratories in accordance with the GLP rules of OECD.
History, measuring equipment
See calibration history.
International Electrotechnical Commission.
International Laboratory Accreditation Coorperation
Indication (of a measuring instrument)
Value of a (measurable) quantity provided by a measuring instrument.
Quantity that is not the measurand (quantity subject to measurement) but that affects the result of the measurement.