Evidence-Based Software Engineering

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Glossary - measurement


The process by which numbers or symbols are assigned to attributes of real-world entities using a well-defined set of rules. Measurement may be direct (for example length) or indirect, whereby we measure one or more other attributes in order to obtain the value (an example of this is measuring the length of a column of mercury on a thermometer in order to measure temperature).

This entry was last updated on 5 August 2008