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TermDefinition
accuracy the quality of state being correct or precise
calibration the action or process of calibrating an instrument or experimental readings.
graduated cylinder a piece of laboratory equipment used to measure the volume of a liquid.
International System of Measurement
liquid having a consistency like that of water or oil, i.e., flowing freely but of constant volume
mass a coherent, typically large body of matter with no definite shape
matter physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; (in physics) that which occupies space and possesses rest mass, especially as distinct from energy.
meniscus the curved upper surface of a liquid in a tube.
newton-a unit of measurement The SI derived unit used to measure force. One newton is equal to the force needed to accelerate a mass of one kilogram one meter per second per second.
precision the quality, condition, or fact of being exact and accurate
triple beam balance The Triple Beam Balance is a typical mechanical balance. It has a beam which is supported by a fulcrum. On one side is a pan on which the object is placed. On the other side, the beam is split into three parallel beams , each supporting one weight
unit an individual thing or person regarded as single and complete but which can also form an individual component of a larger or more complex whole.
volume the amount of space that a substance or object occupies, or that is enclosed within a container, especially when grea
weight a body's relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it, giving rise to a downward force; the heaviness of a person or thing
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