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# Measurement and Data

TermDefinition
seconds a short unit of time, 60 of these equals one minute
weight the measure of how heavy something is
scale (on a graph) the numbers that show one or more units used on a graph
length how long something is or the distance from one point to another
meter a standard unit of length in the metric system
ounce a customary unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound (16 of these equals 1 pound)
line plot a diagram showing frequency of data on a number line
cup a customary unit of capacity (one of these equals 8 fluid ounces
volume the number of cubic units it takes to fill a figure
kilogram a metric unit of mass equal to 1,000 grams
kilometer a metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters
foot a customary unit of length (one of these equals 12 inches)
hour unit of time equal to 60 minutes (24 of these in a day)
formula a rule that is written as an equation
number line a diagram that represents numbers as points on a line
data a collection of information
area the measure, in square units, of the inside of a plane figure
customary system a system of measurement in the U.S. which includes inches, feet, yards, miles, and more
gram the standard unit of mass in the metric system
quart a customary unit of capacity (one of these equals 2 pints, or 4 cups
minute one sixtieth of an hour or 60 seconds
centimeter a metric unit of length equal to 0.01 of a meter (100 of these equals 1 meter)
capacity the amount of liquid a container can hold
mile a customary unit of length (one of these equals 5,280 feet)
milliliter about the amount of liquid in a rain drop
liter the basic unit of capacity in the metric system (one of these equals 1,000 milliliters)
metric system a system of measurement based on tens
millimeter a metric unit of length (one meter equals 1,000 of these)
square unit a unit, such as a square centimeter or square inch, used to measure an area
range the difference between the greatest number and the least number in a set of data
perimeter the distance around a figure
axis a reference line on a coordinate graph
gallon a customary unit of capacity (one of these equals 4 quarts)
unit cube a precisely fixed quantity used to measure volume
time interval a duration of a segment of time (elapsed time)
inch a customary unit of length (12 of these equals one foot)
cubic unit a unit (such as a cubic meter) to measure volume or capacity
mass the amount of matter in an object, usually measured by comparing with an object of known mass
line segment a part of a line with two endpoints
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