Definition:Measurable Property/Measurement

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This page is about measurement in the context of Applied Mathematics. For other uses, see measure.


Measurement is the process of determining the quantity of a measurable property according to some given scale of measurement.

A measurement is reported as a (real) number multiplied by a unit of measurement for that quantity.

Also known as

A measurement of a quantity can also be referred to as a measure of it, but the term measure has a specialised meaning in the context of measure theory.

Also see

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