Calliper

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Calliper

A measuring instrument similar to compasses with curved legs for measuring thickness (diameter) of curved (convex) objects or, turned outwards, for measuring cavities. Example

Capacity

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capacity

How much a container can hold. The number of cubic units a container can hold is called the capacity or volume of the container. Volume… Read More »Capacity

Calendar

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calendar

A calendar represents the way in which a year is broken up into months, weeks and days. Example

Bireadth

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Bireadth

Measurement from side to side, also called width.

Bisector

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bisector

A straight line which divides an angle, or an interval, into two equal parts.

Calculator

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calculator

Calculating aid. Calculators are electronic. They are battery or solar powered. Example

Binary

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binary

A base-2 number system that uses only 0 and 1 to represent numbers. It is the smallest number system used to represent information. All numbers… Read More »Binary

Bisect

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bisect

To cut or divide into two equal parts. Example This angle has been bisected.

Bi

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bi

A prefix which stands in front of words and means two or twice. Example

Beam Blance

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beam blance

Any balance where a beam is used. Example A beam balance is used to measure the mass of an object by balancing it with an… Read More »Beam Blance