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# Unit 13 CC Math voc

### Measurement vocabulary

Term | Definition |
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Customary unit | measurement unit including inches,miles, etc... |

foot | 12 inches |

yard | 3 feet 36 inches |

mile | 1,760 yds 5180 feet |

Capacity | measurement used for liquid |

Weight | measurement used for solids |

Metric unit | measurement unit including millimeter, centimeter, etc... |

kilometer | 1000 meters |

meter | 100 centimeters |

millimeter | smallest unit of metric unit |

Perimeter | total length of a shapes sides |

Area | number of square units needed to cover a 2 dimensional figure. length x width |

Volume | the amount of space that a 3 dimensional figure takes up and is measured in cubic units. length x width x height |

Elapsed time | amount of time consumed between a starting time and ending time |

analog clock | A clock that displays time using a minute hand and hour hand. |

centimeter | A metric unit of linear measurement that is equal to 1/100 of a meter. 100cm=1 meter |

conversion | A change from one unit of measurement to another. 12 inches=1 feet |

cup | A standard unit of capacity that is equal to 8 oz. |

digital clock | A clock that displays the time using only digits separated by a colon. Example--> 11:45 |

distance | The amount of space between 2 objects. |

gallon | A standard unit of capacity that is equal to 16 cups, 8 pints, or 4 quarts. |

gram | A metric unit of mass that is equal to 1/1000 of a kilogram. |

ounce | A standard unit of weight or capacity. In weight, an ounce is 1/16 of a pound. 16oz=1 lb. In capacity, an ounce is 1/8 of a cup. 8oz.=1 cup |

pint | A standard unit of capacity equal to 2 cups. 1 pt. = 2 cups |

pound | A standard unit of weight equal to 16 ounces. 16 oz = 1 lb. |

quart | A standard unit of capacity equal to 2 pints or 4 cups. 1 quart = 2 pints |

quarter past | Refers to 15 minutes past the hour--the minute hand will be pointing to the three on the clock 6:15=quarter past 6 |

quarter to | Refers to 45 minutes past the hour--or fifteen minutes until the next hour 5:45=quarter to 6 (the next hour!) |

second | A unit of time equal to 1/60 of a minute 60seconds=1 minute |

standard units | A system used in the United States to measure things. (Also known as "Customary Units"). |

ton | A standard unit of measurement that is equal to 2,000 pounds. |

half past | Refers to 30 minutes past the hour--the minute hand is pointing to the six on the clock and is HALF WAY around the clock. 4:30=half past 4 |

hour | A unit of time equal to 60 minutes 60 minutes = 1 hour |

inch | A standard unit of linear measurement that is 1/12 of a foot. 12 inches = 1 foot |

kilogram | A metric unit of mass equal to 1000 grams. |

kilometer | A metric unit of linear measurement equal to 1000 meters |

length | The distance of an object from one end to the other. |

liter | A metric unit of volume that is equal to 1000 milliliters. |

mass | A measure of how much matter is in an object. For example, a bowling ball on Earth would weigh 10 lb, but on the moon it would weight less. Its mass never changed! |

measure | To figure out the weight, capacity, length, etc of an object. |

milliliter | A metric unit of measurement equal to 1/1000 of a Liter. |

minute | A unit of time equal to 60 seconds. 60 seconds = 1 minute |

month | A unit of time equal to about 30 days or 1/12 of a year. |

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