QIMT Glossary



Definitions of Metrology terms & phrases.

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D

Drift

Slow change of a metrological characteristic of a measuring instrument.

E

EA

European Co-operation for Accreditation, formed by the amalgamation of EAL (European Co-operation for Accreditation of Laboratories) and EAC (European Accreditation of Certification) in November 1997.

EAC

See EA.

EAL

See EA.

EOTC

The European Organisation for Conformity Assessment.

EPTIS

European Proficiency Testing Information System

Error (for a measuring instrument), largest permissible

Extreme values for an error permitted by specifications, regulations, etc. for a given measuring instrument.

Error (in a measuring instrument), systematic

Systematic indication error in a measuring instrument.

Error limit (for a measuring instrument

Extreme values for an error permitted by specifications, regulations, etc. for a given measuring instrument.

EUROLAB

Voluntary co-operation between testing and calibration laboratories in Europe.

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