scale of measurement

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Noun1.scale of measurement - an ordered reference standard; "judging on a scale of 1 to 10"
criterion, standard, touchstone, measure - a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
Beaufort scale, wind scale - an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)
index - a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
logarithmic scale - scale on which actual distances from the origin are proportional to the logarithms of the corresponding scale numbers
Mercalli scale - a scale formerly used to describe the magnitude of an earthquake; an earthquake detected only by seismographs is a I and an earthquake that destroys all buildings is a XII
Mohs scale - a scale of hardness of solids; talc is 0 and diamond is 10; ordering is determined by which substance can scratch another substance
Richter scale - a logarithmic scale of 1 to 10 formerly used to express the magnitude of an earthquake on the basis of the size of seismograph oscillations
moment magnitude scale - a logarithmic scale of 1 to 10 (a successor to the Richter scale) that enables seismologists to compare the energy released by different earthquakes on the basis of the area of the geological fault that ruptured in the quake
temperature scale - a system of measuring temperature
wage scale, wage schedule - a schedule of wages paid for different jobs
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The prefix "nano" refers to one billionth: it's part of the scientific scale of measurement.
The scale of measurement used, which, according to Stevens' classical approach, may be nominal, ordinal, interval or ratio must be explicitly stated.
To make research results more accurate and comparable in the future, I analyze whether there is an optimal scale of measurement. Contrasting several approaches the economics literature uses to measure job satisfaction, I find that papers relying on wider scales (up to a certain level) tend to be cited more often.
The five point Likert scale of measurement was used to evaluate the liking place for internet use among college teachers.
To get an understanding for the scale of measurement, I want to concisely review how the highest maturity organisations embody the three categories of people, process, and tools as outlined in the maturity model, and this will give you an idea of its depth as well as what to strive for.
Celsius, may I ask you what made you to think about an alternative scale of measurement, when everyone was content using the Fahrenheit scale?"
Cherkauer, "Variations in hydraulic conductivity with scale of measurement during aquifer tests in heterogeneous, porous carbonate rocks," Hydrogeology Journal, vol.
The scale of measurement for pH goes from 0 to 14, with 0 being most acidic and 14 being most basic.
This is a good title, but I cannot speak to the scale of measurement. I'm sorry to say that they have taken a great idea and turned it into a mishmash of a book.
SRM 2514 can be used to calibrate the wavelength scale of measurement equipment in the 1560 nm to 1595 nm region.