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Unit 13 CC Math voc

Measurement vocabulary

TermDefinition
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.
Created by: ESASDgrade4