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# Measurement

### Measurement Vocabulary

Term | Definition |
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inch | a unit for measuring length; can be written as the abbreviation in |

foot | measure of length; equivalent to 12 inches; can be written as the abbreviation ft |

yard | measure of length; equivalent to 36 inches or 3 feet; can be written as the abbreviation yd |

mile | measure of length; equivalent to 5280 feet |

capacity | the amount a container can hold |

weight | a measurement of how heavy an object is; depends on the gravity |

ounce | a measurement of weight; can be written as the abbreviation oz |

pound | measure of weight; equivalent to 16 ounces; can be written as the abbreviation lb |

ton | unit of mass; equivalent to 2,000 pounds |

millimeter | metric unit to measure length; can be written as the abbreviation mm |

centimeter | metric unit of length; equivalent to 10 millimeters; there are 100 centimeters in a meter; can be written as the abbreviation cm |

decimeter | metric unit of length; equivalent to 10 centimeters; can be written as the abbreviation dm |

meter | metric unit of length; equivalent to 100 centimeters; can be written as the abbreviation m |

kilometer | metric unit of length; equivalent to 1,000 meters; can be written as the abbreviation km |

milliliter | metric measurement for capacity; equivalent to one-thousandth of a liter; can be written as the abbreviation mL |

liter | metric unit of capacity; equivalent to 1,000 milliliters; can be written as the abbreviation L |

mass | the amount of matter that something contains |

gram | measurement of mass; can be written as the abbreviation g |

kilogram | measurement of mass; equivalent to 1,000 grams; can be written as the abbreviation kg |

perimeter | the distance around the outside of a shape |

area | the size of the inside or surface of a 2D shape; measured in square units |

line plot | shows data along a number line |

volume | amount of space in a 3D object; measured in cubic units |

second | a measurement of time |

minute | a measurement of time; equivalent to 60 seconds |

hour | measurement of time; equivalent to 60 minutes |