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U

Units

Miscellaneous » Unit Measures

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T&MW

Test & Measurement World

Community » News & Media

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TMW

Test & Measurement World

Community » News & Media

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T&MWO

Test & Measurement World Online

Community » News & Media

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T&M

Test and Measurement

Academic & Science » Electronics

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CEU

Continuing Education Units

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SI

Système International d'unités (International System of Units)

Academic & Science » Mathematics

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AU

Arbitrary Units

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IU

International Units

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IU

International Units

Medical » Oncology

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FTM

Frequency and Time Measurement

Academic & Science » Electronics

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SI

Système International d'unités (International System of Units)

Academic & Science » Ocean Science

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AU

Atomic Units

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PFU

Plaque Forming Units

Medical » Physiology

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MMBTU

Million British Thermal Units

Business » General Business

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WU

Work Units

Governmental » US Government

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SI

Système International d'unités (International System of Units)

Academic & Science » Geology

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AU

Astronomical Units

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ARM

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement

Academic & Science » Ocean Science

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SU

Standard Units

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TU

Time Units

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HU

Hounsfield Units

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MWD

Measurement While Drilling

Academic & Science » Geology

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AU

Absorbance Units

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PU

Physical Units

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What does units of measurement mean?

Units of measurement
A unit of measurement is a definite magnitude of a physical quantity, defined and adopted by convention or by law, that is used as a standard for measurement of the same physical quantity. Any other value of the physical quantity can be expressed as a simple multiple of the unit of measurement. For example, length is a physical quantity. The metre is a unit of length that represents a definite predetermined length. When we say 10 metres, we actually mean 10 times the definite predetermined length called "metre". The definition, agreement, and practical use of units of measurement have played a crucial role in human endeavour from early ages up to this day. Different systems of units used to be very common. Now there is a global standard, the International System of Units, the modern form of the metric system. In trade, weights and measures is often a subject of governmental regulation, to ensure fairness and transparency. The International Bureau of Weights and Measures is tasked with ensuring worldwide uniformity of measurements and their traceability to the International System of Units. Metrology is the science for developing nationally and internationally accepted units of weights and measures.

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