QIMT Glossary

Definitions of Metrology terms & phrases.

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  1. Click on the "Add a New Entry" button.
  2. Under the first required field labeled 'Concept', enter the Metrology word or term.
  3. In the 'Description' Field, put the definition, don't forget to use the "DeWord" button to remove MS Word formatting if you are copying and pasting from MS Word; see lounge forum for note regarding this issue.
  4. Ignore the other entries and submit.

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Quantity (measurable)

Attribute of a phenomenon, body or substance that may be distinguished qualitatively and determined quantitatively.

Quantity derived

Quantity defined, in a system of quantities, as a function of base quantities of that system.

Quantity dimension

Expression that represents a quantity of a system of quantities as the product of powers of factors that represent the basic quantities of the system.