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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...

## Examination

Examination Definition process of experimentally obtaining one or more values that can reasonably be attributed to a property Scope Examination is a generic concept In health care, it is an intervention that has the purpose to explore the patient's health condition....

## 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...

## 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   Abbreviation   Synonym   Definition process of experimentally obtaining one or more values that can reasonably be attributed to a nominal property Scope   Description   Examples Examination of the colour of the patient's cerebrospinal fluid...

## 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     property quantity nominal property Contact ysvl@hotmail.com    Sitemap NPU Concept model List of kinds of...

## 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 system

Reference system Synonym Norm, reference Definition by words A reference material or an assigned quantity value Scope The purpose is to compare the actual patient quantity value with the same quantity value from a reference system to indicate the clinical relevance....

## 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 system Definition by equation Scope "Relative" is a modifier...

## 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. Unit E.g.mg/L, J/L Specification "System 2" needs to be specified in the NPU syntax Reference...