The size of the surface an object covers.
Area
The amount of substances an object can hold.
Capacity
A measurement tool an operator manipulates and reads.
Direct measurement
The separation between two points.
Distance
A system bringing sensors and computers together to automate measurement.
Indirect measurement
The separation between two points.
Length
The quantity of matter present in an object.
Mass
The practice of comparing the qualities of an object to a standard.
Measurement
A measurement standard based on a unit of length called a meter.
Metric system
A measuring device used to establish precise diameters.
Micrometer
A type of measurement used when exact size is critical to the function of a device.
Precision measurement
A process including all the systems and programs that ensure the outputs of technological systems.
Quality control
A strip of metal,wood, or plastic with measuring marks on its face.
Rule
An angle-measuring device that has a blade at a right angle to the head.
Sqaure
A type of measurement in which the exact size of a part is not critical to the function of product.
Standard measurement
The measurement of how hot or cold a material is.
Temperature
A type of system used as a measurement standard in the United States today.
Customary system
The amount of space an object occupies or encloses.
Volume
The force of the Earth's pull on a mass.
Weight