Flashcards in Weights and Measures Deck (72):

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## Kilo

### 1000

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## Hecto

### 100

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## Deka

### 10

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## Deci

### 1/10

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## Centi

### 1/100

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## Milli

### 1/1000

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## Meter vs Yard

### Meter is a little longer

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## Km vs Mile

### Mile is longer

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## Liter vs Qt

### Liter is more

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## Rod

### 5.5 yards

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## Furlong

### 220 yards (40 rods)

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## Fathom

### 6 feet

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## Nautical Mile

### 6,076.1 feet

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## Mile

### 5,280 feet

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## Inch in Centimeters

### 2.54 centimeter

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## Centimeter in inch

### .39

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## Meter in inches

### 39

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## Foot

### .3 meter

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## Meter in feet

### 3.28 feet

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## Km in miles

### .62 miles

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## 1 grain in lbs

### 1/7,000 pound

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## 1 short hundredweight

### 100 lbs

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## 1 long hundredweight

### 112 lbs

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## Short ton

### 2,000 lbs

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## Long ton

### 2,240 pounds

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## Pennyweight

### 24 grains

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## Apgar score

### to evaluate the health of newborns immediately after birth, based on the Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity and Respiration criteria. It ranges from 0 to 10.

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## Atomus

### "a twinkling of the eye," the smallest amount of time imagineable. Nowadays, it's defined as 1/376 minute or about 160 milliseconds.

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## Avogadro's number

### 6.0221417930 x 1023, the number of atoms or molecules in one mole.

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## Barn

### as a cross section of an atomic nucleus. It is 10-28 m2. This unit of measurement is used when these physicists/comedians need to quantify the scattering cross-section of particles. An outhouse is defined as 10-6 barn and a shed is 10-24 barns

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## Baud

### rate of data transmission over telephone lines

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## Big Mac Index

### a measure of exchange rates (actually purchasing power parity) between two currencies

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## Blink

### 1 day is divided into 10 hours, each hour into 100 minutes, and each minute into 100 metric seconds or blinks. A blink works out to be 0.864 second, which ironically is twice the time it takes for you to blink your eye.

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## carat

### 200 milligram

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## cubit

### the distance between a man's middle finger and his elbow. It is about 18 inches or 45 centimeters. It is divided into 6 palms or 24 digit

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## donkey power

### A third of a horsepower, about 250 watts

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## Farthing

### An old English word for quarter. A farthing means 1/4 of a penny

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## flock

### 2 score or 40

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## Fortnight

### two weeks or 14 days

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## Gillette

### used to compare laser output power by how many razor blades it can burn a hole through

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## Jerk

### unit of the rate of change of acceleration equal to 0.3048 m/sec3

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## Jiffy

### two definitions--both of which are units of time and mean very, very fast. In computer engineering, a jiffy is one cycle or one tick of the computer's system clock. It is 0.01 second. The second definition is the time required for light to travel one centimeter, as proposed by American chemisty Gilbert Lewis. This translates to 33.3564 picoseconds

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## Klick

### military-talk for kilometer

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## Mickey

### the length of the "smallest detectable movement" of the computer mouse

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## millihelen

### the amount of beauty needed to launch a single ship

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## moment

### a medieval unit of time equals to 1/40th of an hour or 1.5 minutes.

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## Nybble

### half a byte

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## Potrezebie

### the thickness of Mad Magazine

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## Proof

### containing 50% of alcohol by volume

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## Sagan

### at least 4 billion--100 in the galaxy

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## Smidgen

### 1/2 a pinch or 1/32 of a teaspoon

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## Smoot

### 5 feet and 7 inches

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## Twain

### two, or two fathoms

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## Warhol

### 15 min of fame

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## Rack

### 1.75 inches, stacking electrical equipment; vershok

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## Light Nano-second

### Grace Hopper as the distance which a photon could travel in one billionth of a second (roughly 30 cm or one foot): "The speed of light is one foot per nanosecond."[

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## Hand

### 4 inches, horses

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## Football Field

### 160 ft (53 yd; 49 m) wide and 100 yd (91 m) long, plus two 10 yd (9.1 m) long end zones.

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## Circumference of Earth

### 40,000 km or 25,000 mi

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## Earth to Moon

### 380,000 km or 240,000 miles

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## Siriometer

### one million astronomical units, i.e., one million times the average distance between the Sun and Earth

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## Brass

### work to be done; 100 square feet area

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## Square

### 100 square feet

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## Morgen

### amount of land tillable by one man behind an ox in the morning hours of a day

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## Pony

### 1 U.S. fluid ounce

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## Board foot

### used for lumber. It is equivalent to 1 inch × 1 foot × 1 foot

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## Olympic Swimming pool

### 50x25 10 lanes

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## Grave

### kilogram

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## Dog year

### 1/7 of a year, 52 days=year

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## Galactic year

### 250 million years oceans appeared on Earth after 4 GY, life began at 5 GY, and multicellular organisms first appeared at 15 GY. Dinosaurs went extinct about 1⁄4 GY ago, and the true age of mammals began about 0.2 GY ago. The age of the Earth is estimated at about 20 GY

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## Foe

### measure the staggeringly immense amount of energy produced by a supernova

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