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26 Examples of Measurement

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Measurement is the process of quantifying the physical world with a number. This is performed with a variety of tools, sensors, systems and calculations that measure different aspects of things. Each measurement is captured using standard units such as those provided by the metric system, United States customary units or the Imperial system. The following are common examples of measurements.
Tool
Measurement
Standard Units
Clock
Time
Second, Minutes, Hours
Ruler
Length, Width, Height
Inches, Feet, Centimeters, Meters
Angle Ruler / Protractor
Angle
Degrees (°)
Scale
Weight / Mass
Pounds / Kilograms
Measuring Cup / Beaker Glass
Volume
Ounces / Quarts / Gallons / Milliliters/ Liters
Thermometer
Temperature
°F / °C
Odometer
Distance Traveled
Miles / Kilometers
Speedometer
Speed / Velocity
Miles per hour (mph), Kilometers per hour (km/h)
Global Positioning System
Location on surface of the planet
Latitude and Longitude
Ammeter
Electrical Current
Amperes
Voltmeter
Electric Potential
Volts
Barometer
Atmospheric Pressure
Atmospheres / Bars
Hygrometers
Humidity
Relative Humidity (%)
Anemometers
Wind Speed and Direction
Feet Per Minute / Meters Per Second
Sound Level Meter
Sound Levels
Decibels (dB)
Theodolite
Angles Between Two Points (e.g. surveying)
Radians (rad) / Degrees (°) / Seconds of Arc (arcsec)
Level
Level Surface, Plumb Surface
Degrees (°)
Operating Systems
File Size / Data Size
Bytes
Electrical Meter
Electricity Consumption
Kilowatt Hours (kWh)
Calorimeter
Heat Output of a Fuel (e.g. the energy in food)
Calories / Small Calories / Kilogram Calories
Seismograph / Seismometer
Ground motion (i.e. earthquakes)
Magnitude
Pressure Meters / Pressure Gauges / Manometers
Pressure of a Liquid or Gas
Pounds Per Square Inch (psi), Megapascal (MPa)
pH Meter
Acidity / Alkalinity
pH
Altimeter
Altitude
Feet / Meters
Depth Finder
Depth of Water
Feet / Meters

Everyday Examples

A pilot checks their altimeter as they land an aircraft.
An elevator uses a scale to weigh passengers and will beep and refuse to move if total passenger weight exceeds its capacity.
A driver checks their speedometer to see if they are speeding.
A chef uses a measuring cup to measure 14 ounces of milk.
A scientist uses a thermometer to determine the temperature of a liquid in an experiment.
A construction site uses a sound level meter as a tool of health and safety. They file safety reports that capture the daily maximum sound levels recorded.
A carpenter uses a level to make sure a floor is level.
A student uses a protractor to measure an angle on a math test.

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