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matter vocab

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accuracy the quality of being correct or precise
calibration the action or process of calibrating an instrument or experimental readings.
graduated cylinder A graduated cylinder, measuring cylinder or mixing cylinder is a piece of laboratory equipment used to measure the volume of a liquid.
International system of measurement International System of Units (SI), French Système Internationale d'Unités, international decimal system of weights and measures derived from and extending the metric system of units
liquid Liquid is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being solid, gas, and plasma), and is the only state with a definite volume but no fixed shape.
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 he SI unit of force. It is equal to the force that would give a mass of one kilogram an acceleration of one meter per second per second, and is equivalent to 100,000 dynes.
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 a quantity chosen as a standard in terms of which other quantities may be expressed.
volume he amount of space that a substance or object occupies, or that is enclosed within a container, especially when great.
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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