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# Definition of Measurement

When we measure an object, we find a number that tells us something about the size or quantity of the object present.

Such a number is called a measurement.

We usually give measurements in terms of some standard units such as metres, kilograms or litres.

The picture shows a tape measure, which is an instrument used to measure the lengths of things.

### Description

The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.

### Audience

Year 1 to Year 12 students

### Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter M

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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