[VIM3] 2.5 measurement method

method of measurement
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generic description of a logical organization of operations used in a measurement


NOTE Measurement methods may be qualified in various ways such as:

- substitution measurement method,

- differential measurement method, and

- null measurement method;


- direct measurement method, and

- indirect measurement method.

See IEC 60050-300:2001.


ANNOTATION (informative) [11 June 2015] The use of the terms "measurement method" and "measurement procedure" differs, for historical reasons, between different areas of metrology. In general, a measurement method delimits a broader category of operations than does a measurement procedure, which requires a detailed set of instructions.

ANNOTATION (informative) [9 June 2016] The terms "primary method", "primary method of measurement", and "primary measurement method" are generally used for a method adopted to obtain a measurement result without relation to a measurement standard for a quantity of the same kind.



2 Measurement