Measurement uncertainty: an uncertainty is a figure of merit associated with the measured value. It is the boundary limits within which the “true” value lies. Contributors to this “potential for inaccuracy” include: the performance of the equipment used to make the measurement, the test process or technique itself, and environmental effects. Additional imprecision may result from the behavior of the phenomenon or item being measured.
Original Posting: 3/20/2012
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