CONVERSION BETWEEN METRIC AND U.S. CUSTOMARY UNITS
FROM METRIC TO U.S. CUSTOMARY
UNITS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM
The International System (abbreviated SI, for Système International, the French name for the system) was adopted in 1960 by the 11th General Conference on Weights and Measures. An expanded and modified version of the metric system, the International System addresses the needs of modern science for additional and more accurate units of measurement. The key features of the International System are decimalization, a system of prefixes, and a standard defined in terms of an invariable physical measure.
The International System has base units from which all others in the system are derived. The standards for the base units, except for the kilogram, are defined by unchanging and reproducible physical occurences. For example, the meter is defined as the distance traveled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second. The standard for the kilogram is a platinum-iridium cylinder kept at the International Bureau of Weights and Standards in Sèvres, France.
A multiple of a unit in the International System is formed by adding a prefix to the name of that unit. The prefixes change the magnitude of the unit by orders of ten from 1024 to 10-24.
Most of the units in the International System are derived units, that is units defined in terms of base units and supplementary units. Derived units can be divided into two groups those that have a special name and symbol, and those that do not.
meas ure ment
2. the measurement of a part of a figure as a fraction of the total figure s height. autometric, adj.
2. the measuring and recording of the angular oscillations of an aircraft in flight, with respect to an axis or axes flxed in space. kymograph, n. kymographic, adj.
2. the branch of geometry dealing with measurement of length, area, or volume. mensurate, mensurational, adj.
2. the process of determining the specific gravity of a liquid. stereometric, adj.
A measurement is a result obtained by measuring something.
You do not use ‘measurement’ to refer to an action taken by a government. The word you use is measure.
to take sb’s measurements tomar las medidas a algn
What is your waist measurement? Quel est votre tour de taille?
to take sb’s measurements prendre les mesures de qn
besides etc) to judge in comparison with. She measured her skill in cooking against her friend’s. vergelyk يُقَدِّر بالمُقارَنَه مع сверявам medir srovnávat, poměřovat messen måle κρίνω, εκτιμώ evaluar kõrvutama مقایسه کردن vertailla comparer לְהַשווֹת עִם तुलना करना okušati összemér menilai bera saman við misurare, giudicare 比べる 비교하여 판단하다 išbandyti (jėgas su) novērtēt; samērot menilai meten met måle seg med/mot, prøve krefter med zmierzyć się z kimś مقايسه كول medir a măsura/a compara (cu) сравнивать, меряться porovnávať primerjati upoređivati mäta เปรียบเทียบ boy ölçüşmek, ölçüp karşılaştırmak 衡量 помірятися силами مقابلہ کرنا so với 比较