# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

Measurement
Customary System
14
Mathematics
01/16/2012

Term
 capacity [image]
Definition
 the amount a container can hold, measured in units of dry or liquid measure
Term
 cup [image]
Definition
 a customary unit of capacity equal to 8 fluid ounces
Term
 customary units [image]
Definition
 the measurement system that includes units such as foot, pound, quart, and degrees Fahrenheit. Also called standard measurement.
Term
 elapsed time [image]
Definition
 the amount of time between the beginning and end of an activity
Term
 fluid ounce [image]
Definition
 a customary unit of capacity
Term
 foot [image]
Definition
 customary unit for measuring length; the plural is feet: 1 foot=12 inches
Term
 gallon [image]
Definition
 a customary unit for measuring capacity for liquids: 1 gallon = 4 quarts
Term
 mile [image]
Definition
 a customary unit of measure for distance: 1 mile = 5280 feet
Term
 ounce [image]
Definition
 a customary unit for measuring weight or capacity
Term
 pound [image]
Definition
 a customary unit for measuring weight or mass: 1 pound = 16 ounces
Term
 ton [image]
Definition
 a customary unit to measure weight: 1 ton = 2000 pounds
Term
 weight [image]
Definition
 a measurement that tells how heavy an object is
Term
 Metric measurement [image]
Definition
 the system of international measure (SI) based on the decimal systems and base units of tens
Term
 Standard unit [image]
Definition
 a unit of measure that has been defined by a recognized authority, such as a government or standards organization
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