What Is Measuring?


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Measuring is used to determine the magnitude of a quantity as part of quantitative analysis/measurement such as weight, length, etc  relative to the type of unit, for example kilograms, meters...
Quantity and measurement are mutually defined, quantitative attributes are those which are possible to measure by unit of choice/relevance. 

The definition of measurement may be described as : ‘A set of observations that reduce uncertainty where the result is expressed as a quantity’. In practical terms, you would begin with an initial guess as to the value of a quantity, and then, using various methods and instruments, reduce uncertainty in the value.

It may be worth noting that the concept of measurement is often misunderstood as merely the assignment of a value, but it is possible to assign a value in a way that is not a measurement. For example you may assign a value to a person's height, but unless it can be established that there is a correlation between measurements of height and empirical relations, it may not be considered a measurement.

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