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# Acronyms that contain the term **units of measurement**

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SAMS | Space Acceleration Measurement System | |

PMS | Performance Measurement System | |

MI | Measurement Incorporated | |

SHU | Scoville Heat Units | |

VAM | Valid Analytical Measurement | |

VAM | Valid Analytical Measurement | |

VAM | Valid Analytical Measurement | |

NTU | Number Of Transfer Units | |

NUTS | Nomenclature of Units for Territorial Statistics | |

APU | Auxiliary Power Units | |

LSMS | Living Standards Measurement Study | |

SEM | Standard Error of Measurement | |

HU | Heat Units | |

PSU | Practical Salinity Units | |

SI | Système International d'unités (International System of Units) | |

GDU | Gelatin Digesting Units | |

IBU | International Bitterness Units | |

MU | Memory Units | |

MTU | Maximum Transmission Units | |

MTON | Measurement Ton | |

RAPM | Risk Adjusted Performance Measurement | |

DU | Distance Units | |

MU | Monitor Units | |

ACFM | Alternating Current Field Measurement | |

PPMS | Physical Property Measurement System |

#### 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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