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Vocabulary List

TermDefinition
Conclusion the end or finish of an event or process.
Constant a number expressing a relation or property which remains the same in all circumstances, or for the same substance under the same conditions.
Control a group or individual used as a standard of comparison for checking the results of a survey or experiment.
Data facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis
Dependent variable a variable (often denoted by y ) whose value depends on that of another.
Experiment a scientific procedure undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis, or demonstrate a known fact.
Hypothesis a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.
Independent variable a variable (often denoted by x ) whose variation does not depend on that of another.
Interpret explain the meaning of (information, words, or actions).
Magnification he action or process of magnifying something or being magnified, especially visually.
Micron a unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter, used in many technological and scientific fields.
Placebo a harmless pill, medicine, or procedure prescribed more for the psychological benefit to the patient than for any physiological effect
Plot a graph showing the relation between two variables.
Prefix a word, letter, or number placed before another.
Problem an inquiry starting from given conditions to investigate or demonstrate a fact, result, or law.
Resolution the replacing of a single force or other vector quantity by two or more jointly equivalent to it.
Scale series of marks at regular intervals in a line used in measuring something.
Scientific method a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.
Systeme international a complete metric system of units of measurement foscientists; fundamental quantities are length (meter) and mass (kilogram) and time (second) and electric current (ampere) and temperature (kelvin) and amount of matter (mole) and luminous intensity.
Variable an element, feature, or factor that is liable to vary or change.
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