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Ampere

Unit of electrical current

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Beaufort

Scale that measures wind speed

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Bit

Unit in computer engineering; 1/2 of a byte

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Byte

Unit of computer engineering; 8 bits

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Caliber

Diameter of a bullet or shell

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Centi-

1/100

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Cord

128 cubic feet of timber

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Curie

Unit of radioactivity

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Deci-

1/10

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Decibel

Logarithmic unit that measures sound

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Fathom

Used for measuring depth; 6 feet

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Furlong

Unit of distance; 1/8 of a mile

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Hectare

2.47 acres of land

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Hertz

Unit of frequency

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Joule

Unit of energy

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Kilo-

1,000

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Knot

Unit of speed for ships

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League

Unit of distance for ships; 3 miles

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Milli-

1/1000

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Ohm

Unit of electrical resistance

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pH

Scale that measures acids and bases

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Richter

Scale that measures movements of the earth

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Score

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Stone

14 pounds

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Volt

Unit of electricity

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Watt

Unit of power