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1) uncertainty principle. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...theoretical limit on the combined accuracy of certain pairs of simultaneous, related measurements. The accuracy of a measurement is given by the uncertainty in the...

2) anemography. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The science of recording anemometrical measurements....

3) tachograph. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A machine that records the measurements of a tachometer, especially one in a vehicle recording its speed and the times at which it was driven. Greek takhos, speed...

4) humidity. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...humidity, moisture content of the atmosphere, a primary element of climate. Humidity measurements include absolute humidity, the mass of water vapor per unit volume...

5) isometric. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. Of or exhibiting equality in dimensions or measurements. 2. Of or being a crystal system of three equal axes lying at right angles to each other. 3. Physiology...

6) sextant. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...sextant, instrument for measuring the altitude of the sun or another celestial body; such measurements can then be used to determine the observer's geographical position...

7) 31514. Jong, Erica. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...QUOTATION:Men have always detested women's gossip because they suspect the truth: their measurements are being taken and compared. ATTRIBUTION:Erica Jong (b. 1942),...

8) mechanical drawing. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. Drafting. 2. A drawing, such as an architect's plans, that enables measurements to be interpreted....

9) Bertillon system. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A system formerly used for identifying persons by means of a detailed record of body measurements, physical description, and photographs. The Bertillon system was...

10) saccharometer. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A hydrometer that determines the amount of sugar in a solution from density measurements....

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