# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

Unit 3 Vocabulary
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Engineering
01/29/2015

Term
 Accuracy
Definition
 The degree of closeness of measurements of a quantity to the actual (or accepted) value.
Term
Definition
 Arrowheads are used to indicate the end of a dimension line or leader.
Term
 Caliper
Definition
 A measuring instrument having two adjustable jaws typically used to measure diameter or thickness.
Term
 Class Interval
Definition
 A group of values that is used to analyze the distribution of data.
Term
 Convert
Definition
 To change money, stocks, or units in which a quantity is expressed into others of a different kind.
Term
 Data
Definition
 Facts and statistics used for reference or analysis.
Term
 Data Set
Definition
 A group of individual values or bits of information that are related in some way or have some common characteristic or attribute.
Term
 Dimension
Definition
 A measurable extent, such as the three principal dimensions of an object as in width, height, and depth
Term
 Dimension Lines
Definition
 A line which represents distance
Term
 Dot Plot
Definition
 See line plot.
Term
 Frequency
Definition
 The rate at which something occurs over a particular period or in a given sample.
Term
 Graph
Definition
 A diagram showing the relation between variable quantities, typically of two variables measured along a pair of lines at right angles.
Term
 Histogram
Definition
 A graph of vertical bars representing the frequency distribution of a set of data
Term
 International Organization for Standardization
Definition
 A non-governmental global organization whose principal activity is the development of technical standards through consensus.
Term
 International System of Units
Definition
 An international system of units of measurement consisting of seven base units.
Term
 Line Plot
Definition
 A method of visually displaying a distribution of data values where each data value is shown as a dot or mark above a number line. Also known as a dot plot
Term
 Mean
Definition
 A measure of center in a set of numerical data, computed by adding the values in a list and then dividing by the number of values in the list.
Term
 Measure
Definition
 To determine the size, amount, or degree of an object by comparison with a standard unit.
Term
 Median
Definition
 A measure of center in a set of numerical data. The median of a list of values is the value appearing at the center of a sorted version of the list – or the mean of the two central values if the list contains an even number of values
Term
 Mode
Definition
 The value that occurs most frequently in a given data set.
Term
 Normal Distribution
Definition
 A function that represents the distribution of variables as a symmetrical bell-shaped graph.
Term
 Numeric Constraint
Definition
 A number value or algebraic equation that is used to control the size or location of a geometric figure.
Term
 Precision
Definition
 The degree to which repeated measurements show the same result.
Term
 Scale
Definition
 1. A straight-edged strip of rigid material marked at regular intervals and used to measure distances. 2. A proportion between two sets of dimensions used in developing accurate, larger or smaller prototypes, or models of design ideas.
Term
 Scatter Plot
Definition
 A graph in the coordinate plane representing a set of bivariate data.
Term
 Significant Digits
Definition
 The digits in a decimal number that carry meaning contributing to the precision or accuracy of the quantity.
Term
 Standard Deviation
Definition
 The distance of a value in a population (or sample) from the mean value of the population (or sample).
Term
 Statistics
Definition
 Collection of methods for planning experiments, obtaining data, organizing, summarizing, presenting, analyzing, interpreting, and drawing conclusions based on data.
Term
 Unit
Definition
 A standard quantity in terms of which other quantities may be expressed.
Term
 US Customary Measurement System
Definition
 System of measurement used in the United States.
Term
 Variation
Definition
 A change or slight difference in condition, amount, or level
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