measurement
  1. The act of measuring or the process of being measured.
  2. A system of measuring: measurement in miles.
  3. The dimension, quantity, or capacity determined by measuring: the measurements of a room.


Conversion From U.S. Customary to Metric units

When You Know Multiply By To Find
inches 25.4 millimeters
2.54 centimeters
feet 30.48 centimeters
yards 0.91 meters
miles 1.61 kilometers
teaspoons 4.93 milliliters
tablespoons 14.79 milliliters
fluid ounces 29.57 milliliters
cups 0.24 liters
pints 0.47 liters
quarts 0.95 liters
gallons 3.79 liters
cubic feet 0.028 cubic meters
cubic yards 0.76 cubic meters
ounces 28.35 grams
pounds 0.45 kilograms
short tons (2,000 lbs) 0.91 metric tons
square inches 6.45 square centimeters
square feet 0.09 square meters
square yards 0.84 square meters
square miles 2.60 square kilometers
acres 0.40 hectacres


From Metric to U.S. Customary Units

When You Know Multiply By To Find
millimeters 0.04 inches
centimeters 0.39 inches
meters 3.28 feet
1.09 yards
kilometers 0.62 miles
milliliters 0.20 teaspoons
0.06 tablespoons
0.03 fluid ounces
liters 1.06 quarts
0.26 gallons
4.23 cups
2.12 pints
cubic meters 35.32 cubic feet
1.35 cubic yards
grams 0.035 ounces
kilograms 2.21 pounds
metric ton (1,000 kg) 1.10 short ton
square centimeters 0.16 square inches
square meters 1.20 square yards
square kilometers 0.39 square miles
hectacres 2.47 acres


Temperature Conversion Between Celsius and Fahrenheit

ºC = (ºF - 32) 1.8

ºF = (ºC x 1.8) + 32

Condition Fahrenheit Celsius
Boiling point of water 212º 100º
A very hot day 104º 40º
Normal body temperature 98.6º 37º
A warm day 86º 30º
A mild day 68º 20º
A cool day 50º 10º
Freezing point of water 32º
Lowest temperature Gabriel Fahrenheit could obtain by mixing salt and ice -17.8º


U.S. Customary System: Length

Unit Relation to Other U.S. Customary Units Metric Equivalent
inch 1/12 foot 2.54 centimeters
foot 12 inches or 1/3 yard 0.3048 meter
yard 36 inches or 3 feet 0.9144 meter
rod 16 1/2 feet or 5 1/2 yards 5.0292 meters
furlong 220 yards or 1/8 mile 0.2012 kilometer
mile (statute) 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards 1.6093 kilometers
mile (nautical) 2,025 yards 1.852 kilometers


U.S. Customary System: Volume or Capacity (Liquid Measure)

Unit Relation to Other U.S. Customary Units Metric Equivalent
ounce 1/16 pint 29.574 milliliters
gill 4 ounces 0.1183 liter
pint 16 ounces 0.4732 liter
quart 2 pints or 1/4 gallon 0.9463 liter
gallon 128 ounces or 8 pints 3.7853 liters
barrel
(wine) 31 1/2 gallons 119.24 liters
(beer) 36 gallons 136.27 liters
(oil) 42 gallons 158.98 liters


U.S. Customary System: Volume or Capacity (Dry Measure)

Unit Relation to Other U.S. Customary Units Metric Equivalent
pint 1/2 quart 0.5506 liter
quart 2 pints 1.1012 liters
peck 8 quarts or 1/4 bushel 8.8098 liters
bucket 2 pecks 17.620 liters
bushel 2 buckets or 4 pecks 35.239 liters


U.S. Customary System: Weight

Unit Relation to Other U.S. Customary Units Metric Equivalent
grain 1/7000 pound 64.799 milligrams
dram 1/16 ounce 1.7718 grams
ounce 16 drams 28.350 grams
pound 16 ounces 453.6 grams
ton (short) 2,000 pounds 907.18 kilograms
ton (long) 2,240 pounds 1,016.0 kilograms


U.S. Customary System: Geographic Area

Unit Relation to Other U.S. Customary Units Metric Equivalent
acre 4,840 square yards 4,047 square meters


Cooking Measures

Unit Relation to Other Cooking Measures Conversion to Metric Units
drop 1/76 teaspoon 0.0649 milliliter
teaspoon 76 drops or 1/3 tablespoon 4.9288 milliliters
tablespoon 3 teaspoons 14.786 milliliters
cup 16 tablespoons or 1/2 pint 0.2366 liter
pint 2 cups 0.4732
quart 4 cups or 2 pints 0.9463


British Imperial System: Volume or Capacity (Liquid Measure)

Unit Relation to Other British Imperial Units Conversion to U.S. Customary Units Conversion to Metric Units
pint 1/2 quart 1.201 pints 0.5683 liter
quart 2 pints or 1/4 gallon 1.201 quarts 1.137 liters
gallon 8 pints or 4 quarts 1.201 gallons 4.546 liters


British Imperial System: Volume or Capacity (Dry Measure)

Unit Relation to Other British Imperial Units Conversion to U.S. Customary Units Conversion to Metric Units
peck 1/4 bushel 1.0314 pecks 9.087 liters
bushel 4 pecks 1.0320 bushels 36.369 liters


Apothecary Weights

Unit Relation to Other Apothecary Units Conversion to U.S. Customary Units Conversion to Metric Units
grain 160 dram or 1/5760 pound equal to the U.S. Customary grain 64.799 milligrams
dram 60 grains or 1/8 ounce 2.1943 drams 3.8879 grams
ounce 8 drams 1.0971 ounces 31.1035 grams
pound 12 ounces or 96 drams 0.8232 pound 373.242 grams