86 relations: Acre-foot, American and British English spelling differences, Angular mil, Arabic numerals, Atmospheric pressure, Australia, Backpack, Belgium, Canada, Centimetre–gram–second system of units, CJK characters, Claude Émile Jean-Baptiste Litre, Computer case, Cubic centimetre, Cubic foot, Cubic inch, Cubic metre, Decimetre, Drink, Dry measure, Dutch language, Ealing, Engine displacement, Fluid, Fluid ounce, France, Gallon, General Conference on Weights and Measures, Glucose, Greek language, Imperial units, Internal combustion engine, International Astronomical Union, International Bureau of Weights and Measures, International Committee for Weights and Measures, International Organization for Standardization, International System of Units, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, Isotope, Kilogram, Kilometre, Lambda (unit), Mass, Metre, Metric prefix, Metric system, Microwave oven, Millimetre, MKS system of units, ..., Mnemonic, Motorcycle, Musée des Arts et Métiers, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Physical Laboratory (United Kingdom), New Zealand, Non-SI units mentioned in the SI, Pascal (unit), Pint, Quart, Recycling bin, Refrigerator, Regional handwriting variation, Republic of Ireland, Scandinavia, Scandinavian mile, SI base unit, SI derived unit, South African Bureau of Standards, Standard conditions for temperature and pressure, Stere, Switzerland, Thousandth of an inch, Tonne, Torr, Trunk (car), Typewriter, Unicode, United Kingdom, United States, United States customary units, United States Secretary of Commerce, Vienna Standard Mean Ocean Water, Volume, Water, Which?. Expand index (36 more) » « Shrink index
An acre-foot is a unit of volume commonly used in the United States in reference to large-scale water resources, such as reservoirs, aqueducts, canals, sewer flow capacity, irrigation water and river flows.
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Many of the differences between American and British English date back to a time when spelling was not widely standardized.
Not to be confused with the minute of arc (MOA). An angular mil, also mil, is a unit of angle.
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Arabic numerals or Hindu-Arabic or Indo-Arabic numerals, are the ten digits: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, based on the Hindu–Arabic numeral system.
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Atmospheric pressure is the pressure exerted by the weight of air in the atmosphere of Earth (or that of another planet).
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Australia (colloquially), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.
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A backpack — also called bookbag, knapsack, packsack, pack, or bergen — is, in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders, but there can be exceptions.
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Belgium (België; Belgique; Belgien), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe.
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Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America.
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The centimetre–gram–second system of units (abbreviated CGS or cgs) is a variant of the metric system based on the centimetre as the unit of length, the gram as the unit of mass, and the second as the unit of time.
In internationalization, CJK is a collective term for the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages, all of which use Chinese characters and derivatives (collectively, CJK characters) in their writing systems.
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Claude Émile Jean-Baptiste Litre is a fictional character created in 1978 by Kenneth Woolner of the University of Waterloo to justify the use of a capital L to denote litres.
A computer case also known as a computer chassis, tower, system unit, cabinet, base unit or simply case and sometimes incorrectly referred to as the "CPU" or "hard drive", is the enclosure that contains most of the components of a computer (usually excluding the display, keyboard and mouse).
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A cubic centimetres (or cubic centimeters in US English) (SI unit symbol: cm3; non-SI abbreviations: cc and ccm) is a commonly used unit of volume that extends the derived SI-unit cubic metre, and corresponds to the volume of a cube that measures 1 cm × 1 cm × 1 cm.
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The term cubic foot is an Imperial and US customary (non-metric) unit of volume, used in the United States and the United Kingdom.
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The cubic inch is a unit of measurement for volume in the Imperial units and United States customary units systems.
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The cubic metre (in British English and international spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures) or cubic meter (in American English) is the SI derived unit of volume.
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The decimetre (British English or decimeter (American English); SI symbol dm) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one tenth of a metre, the SI base unit of length.
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Drinks, or beverages, are liquids intended for human consumption.
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Dry measures are units of volume used to measure bulk commodities which are not fluids, which were typically shipped in and sold by standardized containers such as barrels.
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Dutch is a West Germanic language that is spoken in the European Union by about 23 million people as a first language—including most of the population of the Netherlands and about sixty percent of that of Belgium—and by another 5 million as a second language.
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Ealing is a major suburban district of west London, England and the administrative centre of the London Borough of Ealing.
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Engine displacement is the volume swept by all the pistons inside the cylinders of a reciprocating engine in a single movement from top dead centre (TDC) to bottom dead centre (BDC).
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In physics, a fluid is a substance that continually deforms (flows) under an applied shear stress.
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A fluid ounce (abbreviated fl oz, fl. oz. or oz. fl., old forms ℥, fl ℥, f℥, ƒ ℥) is a unit of volume (also called capacity) typically used for measuring liquids.
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France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.
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The gallon is a measure of liquid capacity in both the US customary units and the British imperial systems of measurement.
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The General Conference on Weights and Measures (Conférence générale des poids et mesures - CGPM) is the senior of the three Inter-governmental organizations established in 1875 under the terms of the Metre Convention (Convention du Mètre) to represent the interests of member states.
Glucose is a sugar with the molecular formula C6H12O6.
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Greek or Hellenic (Modern Greek: ελληνικά, elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα, ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to the southern Balkans, the Aegean Islands, western Asia Minor, parts of northern and Eastern Anatolia and the South Caucasus, southern Italy, Albania and Cyprus.
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The system of imperial units or the imperial system (also known as British Imperial) is the system of units first defined in the British Weights and Measures Act of 1824, which was later refined and reduced.
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An internal combustion engine (ICE) is a heat engine where the combustion of a fuel occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the working fluid flow circuit.
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The International Astronomical Union (IAU; Union astronomique internationale, UAI) is a collection of professional astronomers, at the PhD level and beyond, active in professional research and education in astronomy.
The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (Bureau international des poids et mesures), is an international standards organisation, one of three such organisations established to maintain the International System of Units (SI) under the terms of the Metre Convention (Convention du Mètre).
The International Committee for Weights and Measures (abbreviated CIPM from the French Comité international des poids et mesures) consists of eighteen persons from Member States of the Metre Convention (Convention du Mètre) appointed by the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) whose principal task is to ensure world-wide uniformity in units of measurement by direct action or by submitting proposals to the CGPM.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.
The International System of Units (Système International d'Unités, SI) is the modern form of the metric system, and is the most widely used system of measurement.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC, or) is an international federation of National Adhering Organizations that represents chemists in individual countries.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) is an international non-governmental organization whose mission is to assist in the worldwide development of physics, to foster international cooperation in physics, and to help in the application of physics toward solving problems of concern to humanity.
Isotopes are variants of a particular chemical element which differ in neutron number, although all isotopes of a given element have the same number of protons in each atom.
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The kilogram or kilogramme (SI unit symbol: kg), is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI) (the Metric system) and is defined as being equal to the mass of the International Prototype of the Kilogram (IPK).
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The kilometre (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures; SI symbol: km; or) or kilometer (American spelling) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one thousand metres (kilo- being the SI prefix for). It is now the measurement unit used officially for expressing distances between geographical places on land in most of the world; notable exceptions are the United States and the United Kingdom where the statute mile is the official unit used.
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Lambda (written λ, in lowercase) is a nonstandard metric unit of volume equal to 10−9 m3, 1 cubic millimeter (mm3) or 1 microlitre (µL).
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In physics, mass is a property of a physical body which determines the strength of its mutual gravitational attraction to other bodies, its resistance to being accelerated by a force, and in the theory of relativity gives the mass–energy content of a system.
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The metre, American spelling meter, (from the Greek noun μέτρον, "measure") is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).
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A metric prefix is a unit prefix that precedes a basic unit of measure to indicate a multiple or fraction of the unit.
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The metric system is an internationally agreed decimal system of measurement.
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A microwave oven, commonly referred to as a microwave, is a kitchen appliance that heats and cooks food by exposing it to electromagnetic radiation in the microwave spectrum.
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The millimetre (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures) or millimeter (American spelling) (SI unit symbol mm) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one thousandth of a metre, which is the SI base unit of length.
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The MKS system of units is a physical system of units that expresses any given measurement using fundamental units of the metre, kilogramme, and/or second (MKS).
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A mnemonic (RpE:, AmE: the first "m" is silent), mnemonic device, or memory device is any learning technique that aids information retention in the human memory.
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A motorcycle (also called a motorbike, bike, moto or cycle) is a two or three wheeled motor vehicle.
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The Musée des Arts et Métiers (Museum of Arts and Crafts) is an industrial design museum in Paris that houses the collection of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (National Conservatory of Arts and Industry), which was founded in 1794 as a repository for the preservation of scientific instruments and inventions.
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), known between 1901 and 1988 as the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), is a measurement standards laboratory, also known as a National Metrological Institute (NMI), which is a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce.
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the national measurement standards laboratory for the United Kingdom, based at Bushy Park in Teddington, London, England.
New Zealand (Aotearoa) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
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This is a list of units that are not defined as part of the International System of Units (SI), but are otherwise mentioned in the SI, because either the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) accepts their use as being multiples or submultiples of SI-units, they have important contemporary application worldwide, or are otherwise commonly encountered worldwide.
The pascal (symbol: Pa) is the SI derived unit of pressure, internal pressure, stress, Young's modulus and ultimate tensile strength, defined as one newton per square metre.
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The pint (abbreviated as "pt" or "p") is a unit of volume or capacity in both the United States customary and British imperial measurement systems.
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The quart is a unit of volume (for either the imperial or United States customary units) equal to a quarter of a gallon (hence the name quart), two pints, or four cups.
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A (or recycle bin) is a container used to hold recyclables before they are taken to recycling centers.
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A refrigerator (colloquially fridge) is a common household appliance that consists of a thermally insulated compartment and a heat pump (mechanical, electronic or chemical) that transfers heat from the inside of the fridge to its external environment so that the inside of the fridge is cooled to a temperature below the ambient temperature of the room.
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Although people in many parts of the world share common alphabets and numeral systems (versions of the Latin writing system are used throughout the Americas, Australia, and much of Europe and Africa; the Hindu-Arabic numerals are nearly universal), styles of handwritten letterforms vary between individuals, and sometimes also vary systematically between regions.
Ireland (Éire), also known as the Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe occupying about five-sixths of the island of Ireland.
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Scandinavia is a historical and cultural-linguistic region in Northern Europe characterized by a common ethno-cultural North Germanic heritage and related languages.
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A Scandinavian mile (Norwegian and mil,, like "meal") is a unit of length common in Norway and Sweden, but not Denmark.
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The International System of Units (SI) defines seven units of measure as a basic set from which all other SI units are derived.
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The International System of Units (SI) specifies a set of seven base units from which all other SI units of measurement are derived.
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The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) is a South African statutory body that was established in terms of the Standards Act, 1945 (Act No. 24 of 1945) and continues to operate in terms of the latest edition of the Standards Act, 2008 (Act No. 29 of 2008) as the national institution for the promotion and maintenance of standardisation and quality in connection with commodities and the rendering of services.
Standard conditions for temperature and pressure are standard sets of conditions for experimental measurements to be established to allow comparisons to be made between different sets of data.
The stere or stère is a unit of volume in the original metric system equal to one cubic metre.
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Switzerland (Schweiz;Swiss Standard German spelling and pronunciation. The Swiss German name is sometimes spelled as Schwyz or Schwiiz. Schwyz is also the standard German (and international) name of one of the Swiss cantons. Suisse; Svizzera; Svizra or),The latter is the common Sursilvan pronunciation.
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A thousandth of an inch is a derived unit of length in an inch-based system of units.
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The tonne (British and SI; or metric ton (in the United States) is a non-SI metric unit of mass equal to.
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The torr (symbol: Torr) is a unit of pressure based on an absolute scale, now defined as exactly of a standard atmosphere.
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The trunk (North America and Jamaica) or boot (Commonwealth English) of a car is the vehicle's main storage compartment.
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A typewriter is a mechanical or electromechanical machine for writing in characters similar to those produced by printer's movable type by means of keyboard-operated types striking a ribbon to transfer ink or carbon impressions onto paper.
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Unicode is a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation, and handling of text expressed in most of the world's writing systems.
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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.
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The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
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United States customary units are a system of measurements commonly used in the United States.
The United States Secretary of Commerce is the head of the United States Department of Commerce.
Vienna Standard Mean Ocean Water (VSMOW) is a water standard defining the isotopic composition of fresh water.
Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by some closed boundary, for example, the space that a substance (solid, liquid, gas, or plasma) or shape occupies or contains.
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Water (chemical formula: H2O) is a transparent fluid which forms the world's streams, lakes, oceans and rain, and is the major constituent of the fluids of organisms.
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Which? is a brand name used by the Consumers' Association, a registered charity (No. 296072), and company Limited by Guarantee (No. 580128), which is based in the United Kingdom.
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