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# Vocabulary

## Arbitrary (arb.)

Arbitrary (arb.) Abbreviation Arb. Definition Based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system Scope "Arbitrary" is a modifier (adjective) to a kind-of-quantity. Description Arbitrary indicates that the kind-of-quantity is outside the...

## Areic

Areic Definition by words Numerator kind-of-quantity divided by area of system 1 Definition by equation Scope Modifier (adjective) to a kind-of-quantity. Reference Ferard G, Dybkaer R, Fuentes-Arderiu X. Compendium of Terminology and Nomenclature of Properties in...

## Coefficient

Coefficient Definition by words Coefficient is the denominator kind-of-quantiy that belongs to ISQ system and must be specified. Scope Coefficient is used when there exist no specific concepts and expressions, like "mass concentration," "substance content"´or "volume...

## Content (cont.)

Content (cont.) Abbreviation Cont. Definition by words Numerator kind-of-quantity related to some amount of component B divided by mass of system 1 Definition by equation Scope "Content" is a modifier (adjective) to a kind-of-quantity. It is a defined denominator...

## Entitic (ent.)

Entitic (ent.) Abbreviation Ent. Definition by words Numerator kind-of-quantity of component B divided by number of entities (system 1 or component B) Alternative expressoin: Average kind-of-quantity of component B Scope "Entitic" is a modifier (adjective) to a...

## Fraction (fr.)

Fraction (fr.) Synonym Portion, share Abbreviation Fr. Definition by words Quotient of two identical kinds-of-quantity, for which the numerator kind-of-quantity relates to a component B and the denominator kind-of-quantity relates to the system 1. Definition by...

## Kind-of-quantity of dimension one

Content (cont.) Synonym Dimensionless kind-of-quantity Definition by words Quantity for which all the exponents of the factors corresponding to the base quantities in its quantity dimension are zero Descriptions The measurement units and values of quantities of...

## Measurement

Measurement Definition Process of experimentally obtaining one or more quantity values that can reasonably be attributed to a quantity Scope Measurement is an actual proces and can only be applied to a quantity (whereas kind-of-quantity is an abstract concept)...

## Nominal examination

Nominal examination Synonym Examination Definition Process of experimentally obtaining one or more values that can reasonably be attributed to a nominal property Examples Examination of the colour of the patient's cerebrospinal fluid Sequencing the patient's HFE-gene....

## Nominal property

Nominal examination Definition Property of a phenomenon, body, or substance, where the property has no size magnitude Description The concept ‘nominal property’ is defined as the opposite of ‘quantity’, i.e. the former concept lacks the essential characteristic of...

## Quantity

Quantity Abbreviation Q Definition Property of a phenomenon, body, or substance, where the property has a magnitude that can be expressed as a number and a reference Note: A reference can be a measurement unit Scope Quantity is an actual property of an object existing...

## Rate

Rate Abbreviation   Synonym   Definition Change of kind-of-quantity of component B divided by time difference Scope   Description   Reference    Contact nputerminology@gmail.comSitemap NPU Concept model List of kinds of property Vocabulary About FaQ...

## Ratio

Ratio Definition by words Kind-of-quantity of component F divided by same kind-of-quatity of component G in system 1 Definition by equation Note 1: Kind-of-quantity in the numerator and denominator is the same kind-of-quantity Note 2: Component F ≠ Component G (≠ =...

## Reference

Reference Synonym Norm Definition by words A reference material or an assigned quantity value Scope The purpose is to classify the patient quantity value according to the same quantity value from a reference system The reference system can be defined by the given...

## Relative (rel.)

Relative (rel.) Abbreviation Rel. Definition by words Quotient of two identical kinds-of-quantity and components, commonly two kinds-of-quantity related to different systems, the second may be a reference Definition by equation Note: "System 2" needs to be specified...

## Value set (value)

Value set (value) Abbreviation Value Definition by words Representation of an outcome of an examination or measurement Scope The value set is defined and limited according to the assigned result type Description Value sets can be represented by numbers (numerical...

## Volumic

Volumic Definition by words Kind-of-quantity of system 1 divided by volume of system 1 Definition by equation Scope "Volumic" is a modifier (adjective) to a kind-of-quantity in which the numerator kind-of-quantity must be specified and the denominator kind-of-quantity...