[VIM3] 4.1 indication

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quantity value provided by a measuring instrument or a measuring system


NOTE 1 An indication may be presented in visual or acoustic form or may be transferred to another device. An indication is often given by the position of a pointer on the display for analogue outputs, a displayed or printed number for digital outputs, a code pattern for code outputs, or an assigned quantity value for material measures.

NOTE 2 An indication and a corresponding value of the quantity being measured are not necessarily values of quantities of the same kind.


ANNOTATION (informative) [5 June 2014] Indication is sometimes understood as a quantity, which has a value, rather than as a value of a quantity.



2 Measurement