Measuring

Some articles on measuring:

Clinometer (forestry) - Specific Functions
... Measuring angles of elevation, slope, or incline, e.g ... Measuring slight differences in slopes, particularly for geophysics ... used for monitoring volcanoes, or for measuring the depth and rate of landslide movement ...
Measuring Instruments Directive
... The Measuring Instruments Directive (2004/22/EC) is a directive by the European Union, which intends to create a common market for measuring instruments across the 27 ... The MID covers these measuring instruments Water meters Gas meters and volume conversion devices Active electrical energy meters Heat meters Measuring systems for the ...
Lowell City Airport - Facilities and Aircraft
29 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (12/30) measuring 2,394 x 48 ft (730 x 15 m), and two turf runways 6/24 measuring 2,700 x 100 ft (823 x 30 m) and ...
Lactarius Vietus - Description - Microscopic Features
... shape, the spores are elliptic, with a moderately well-developed network of ridges, measuring between 8 and 9.5 by 6.5 to 7.5 micrometres (μm) ... of the gills) are shaped like narrow spindles, typically measuring between 40 and 75 μm long, but sometimes reaching 86 μm in length, by 6 and 11 μm ... The cheilocystidia (cystidia on the edge of the gills) are leaf or spindle shaped, measuring between 30 and 52 μm long by 4 to 7 μm wide ...
Measuring Rod - History - Roman Empire
... expansion, particularly the large network of Roman roads and the many milecastles, made the measuring rod an indispensable part of both the military and civilian aspects of Roman life ... The Roman measuring rod was 10 Roman feet long, and hence called a decempeda, Latin for ‘ten feet’ ... The measuring rod is frequently found depicted in roman art showing the surveyors at work ...

Famous quotes containing the word measuring:

    Man always made, and still makes, grotesque blunders in selecting and measuring forces, taken at random from the heap, but he never made a mistake in the value he set on the whole, which he symbolized as unity and worshipped as God. To this day, his attitude towards it has never changed, though science can no longer give to force a name.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)

    ... there is no way of measuring the damage to a society when a whole texture of humanity is kept from realizing its own power, when the woman architect who might have reinvented our cities sits barely literate in a semilegal sweatshop on the Texas- Mexican border, when women who should be founding colleges must work their entire lives as domestics ...
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)

    As an example of just how useless these philosophers are for any practice in life there is Socrates himself, the one and only wise man, according to the Delphic Oracle. Whenever he tried to do anything in public he had to break off amid general laughter. While he was philosophizing about clouds and ideas, measuring a flea’s foot and marveling at a midge’s humming, he learned nothing about the affairs of ordinary life.
    Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466–1536)