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(laboratory) Determination of the testing capability of a laboratory, by comparing tests performed between laboratories.
(opposite of repressive measure) are used for market surveillance and are taken before marketing a measuring instruments, i.e. the instrument has to be type-approved and verified.
Laboratory that performs internationally adopted fundamental metrological research and which realises and maintains standards at the highest international level.
Primary reference material
Standard that is designated or widely acknowledged as having the highest metrological qualities and whose value is accepted without reference to other standards of the same quantity
Principle of measurement
The scientific foundation of a method of measurement.
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, the national metrological institute of Germany.
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