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Unit of measurement   /jˈunət əv mˈɛʒərmənt/   Listen
Unit of measurement

noun
1.
Any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange.  Synonym: unit.  "A unit of wheat is a bushel" , "Change per unit volume"






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"Unit of measurement" Quotes from Famous Books



... the recommendations which I am permitted to place before the Conference. They involve, as an essential requirement, the determination of a unit of measurement, and it is obvious that such a unit must have its origin in the motion of the heavenly bodies. No motion is more uniform than the motion of the earth on its axis. This diurnal revolution admits of the most delicate measurement, and, in all respects, is the most available for a unit measure. ...
— International Conference Held at Washington for the Purpose of Fixing a Prime Meridian and a Universal Day. October, 1884. • Various



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