On this website, "measurement" refers to the numeric expression of a manufactured object's dimensions based on a fixed reference (unit). Simply explained, dimensional measurement is the comparison of the measurement target against a reference object. The reference object is the measuring instrument, and there is a wide variety of measuring instruments that offer different measurement purposes, methods, and accuracy levels. It is possible to "inspect" whether a manufactured object fits the required specifications (tolerance) by correctly measuring the object's dimensions. In other words, performing thorough measurements is one of the basic rules of better manufacturing.
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