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Glossary - absolute


(measurement scale) This is the most restrictive of the measurement scales and simply uses counts of the elements in a set of entities. The only operation that can be performed is a test for equality. (See measurement scales.) [N.B. This term is sometimes used rather differently to refer to a ratio scale which incorporates a natural and unequivocal definition of the measurement unit!]

This entry was last updated on 5 August 2008