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Concept help - Unit Of Measure

A Unit of Measure describes units (eg. metres, litres, seconds) which can be used to record a measurement. A Value Domain can link to a single Unit of Measure to describe the units used to measure the associated data which can be used when to finding or comparing similar data.

The units in which the values in a value domain are measured. Adding unit of measure information makes the value more meaningful, especially in instances where a concept can be measured using various units of measure. For example, length or distance may be measured in millimetres, centimetres, inches, metres, feet, kilometres or miles etc.

While units of measure are specifically related to value domains, they are impertive to the formation of well described data elements.

Fields available on this metadata type

Field ISO definition
Name The primary name used for human identification purposes.
Definition Representation of a concept by a descriptive statement which serves to differentiate it from related concepts. (3.2.39)
Version Unique version identifier of this metadata item.
References Significant documents that contributed to the development of the metadata item which were not the direct source for the metadata content.
Origin The source (e.g. document, project, discipline or model) for the item (
Comments Descriptive comments about the metadata item (
Deleted The date after which the item has been soft deleted and is no longer visible in the registry
Measure A reference to the type of physical attribute being recorded, e.g. distance, mass, time.
Symbol A mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function, or process.

Official Definition

Actual units in which the associated values are measured ISO/IEC 11179 - Clause 3.2.138