Glossary
Term | Definition |
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Area |
Two dimensional measurement, often expressed in square metres |
Decimal |
Parts of a whole, with the whole represented as 1 |
Denominator |
Bottom part of a fraction |
Diameter |
Width of a circle, measured from one side to the other and passing through the centre. |
Fraction |
Number of parts in a whole |
Hypotenuse |
Longest side of a right-angled triangle. |
Imperial system |
Units of measure derived from 'imperial' Britain |
Level |
Perfectly horizontal |
Metric |
Units of measure used in the International System of Units |
Numerator |
Top part of a fraction |
Parallel |
Two lines or surfaces that are the same distance apart at both ends |
Percentage |
Parts of a whole, with the whole represented as 100% |
Plumb |
Perfectly vertical |
Ratio |
Comparison between two numbers |
Right angle |
90 degrees |
Tally |
Number and lengths of a particular items |
Volume |
Three dimensional measurement, often expressed in cubic metres |