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Measurement is the process of estimating the ratio of a magnitude of a quantity to a unit of the same type. A measurement is the result of such a process, expressed as the multiple of a real number and a unit, where the real number is the ratio. An example is 9 metres, which is an estimate of an object's length relative to a unit of length, one metre.

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Measurement omission

Epistemology Topics
Senses | Consciousness | Volition | Concepts: Unit, Concept-Formation
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