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SAMS

Space Acceleration Measurement System

Governmental » NASA

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PMS

Performance Measurement System

Governmental » Military

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MI

Measurement Incorporated

Community » Educational

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SHU

Scoville Heat Units

Miscellaneous » Unit Measures

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VAM

Valid Analytical Measurement

Miscellaneous » Unit Measures

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VAM

Valid Analytical Measurement

Academic & Science » Chemistry

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VAM

Valid Analytical Measurement

Academic & Science » Electronics

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NTU

Number Of Transfer Units

Academic & Science » Universities

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NUTS

Nomenclature of Units for Territorial Statistics

Academic & Science » Mathematics

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APU

Auxiliary Power Units

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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LSMS

Living Standards Measurement Study

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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SEM

Standard Error of Measurement

Academic & Science » Physics

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HU

Heat Units

Miscellaneous » Unit Measures

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PSU

Practical Salinity Units

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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SI

Système International d'unités (International System of Units)

Academic & Science » Meteorology

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GDU

Gelatin Digesting Units

Medical » Human Genome

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IBU

International Bitterness Units

Miscellaneous » Unit Measures

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MU

Memory Units

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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MTU

Maximum Transmission Units

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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MTON

Measurement Ton

Governmental » Military

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RAPM

Risk Adjusted Performance Measurement

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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DU

Distance Units

Miscellaneous » Unit Measures

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MU

Monitor Units

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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ACFM

Alternating Current Field Measurement

Business » General Business

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PPMS

Physical Property Measurement System

Governmental » US Government

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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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