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## What is the meaning of measurement?

In simple words, measurement happens to be the assignment of the number to that of the characteristic of either an event or for that matter an object. Moreover, this can be compared to other events or even objects. However, application as well as scope of this measurement is based on not only the context but also the discipline.

## Measurement Converter

## What is system of measurement?

The collection of units of measurement along with the rules that relate them to one another is known as the system of measurement. Moreover, this systems of measurement has even played quite an important role in not only science but also in commerce. Hence, as far as the modern use of this system of measurement is concerned then the list is inclusive of the following aspects – metric system / the United States customary units & the imperial system.

In addition to this, a system of measurement is well – known as the metric. Although there are a lot of systems of measurement still some of them describe the physical system on one hand while there are those systems of measurement on the other hand which have been made to describe the economic systems.

As we have stated above that the meaning of the word, measure, means that it is something which is given a number. In addition to this, measuring a certain object puts amount of thing in the form of numbers. Another aspect is that when we talk about measurement then there is a possibility for it to be written in a number of ways.

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## Units of measurement categories

The categories of the units of measurement include the below mentioned things – (1) Imperial units (2) Old units of measurement (3) Units of area (4) Units of length (5) Units of power (6) Units of temperature (7) Units of time (8) Units of volume (9) Units of weight & (10) SI units.

## What is the formula used in a measurement converter?

The formula that is made use of in a measurement converter has been mentioned below along with an example so that you can understand properly as to how is this measurement converter used.

### Example for measurement converter:

\(let \, us \, say \, the \, length \, of \, the\, field =872.5\, cm\)

\(but \, you\, have\, to \, find\, length\, of \, the \, same \, field\, in \, meters\)

\(length \, in \, meters =\, ?\,\)

\(length \, in \, meters =\, \frac{872.5\,cm }{100} =8.725\, m\)

\(therefore,\, lengthg \, of \, the\, field\, in \, meters=8.725\, m\)

### Formula used in a measurement converter

If you wish to convert centimetres in to metres then the following formula is put in to use –

\(lengthg \, of \, meters=\frac{centimeters \, given}{100}\)

## How to use an online measurement converter?

When you have to use this online measurement converter then you will have to first enter the details in centimetres in order to have them converted in metres or you can also select the unit from the drop down list. When the details have been entered, click on the calculate tab to know the result.