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Measurement

Measurement Vocabulary

TermDefinition
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
Created by: pdeprosse