Terminology Used in Math Measurements

List of Measurements vocabulary.Click the below words to see the vocabulary explanation.

1) What is RULLER

A ruler can be defined as a tool or device used to measure and draw straight .

2) What is LENGTH

Length is the distance from one end to the other end of an object.

3) What is HEIGHT

A measure of how tall something is.

4) What is INCH

The smallest unit of length in the customary system. 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters.

5) What is PERIMETER

The distance around the outside of a figure


The perimeter of a rectangle whose length is 18 feet and width is 5 feet is: 18+5+18+5 = 46 feet.


The distance around a circle


The circumference of a circle whose radius is 4 inches is: 2π(4) = 8p inches or approximately 25.12 inches.

7) What is AREA

The number of square units inside a 2-dimensional figure


The area of a rectangle whose length is 18 feet and width is 5 feet is: 18×5 = 90 square feet.

8) What is VOLUME

The number of cubic units inside a 3-dimensional figure


The volume of a rectangular prism whose length is 10 feet, width is 4 feet, and height is 2 feet is: 10×4×2 = 80 cubic feet.

9) What is RADIUS

A line segment that runs from the center of the circle to somewhere on the circle

10) What is CHORD

A line segment that runs from somewhere on the circle to another place on the circle

11) What is DIAMETER

A chord that passes through the center of the circle

12) What is CAPACITY

Maximum quantity a container can hold when full.

13) What is CENTIMETER

A unit of length in the metric system which is equal to 0.01 meter or 1/100 of 1 meter. It is represented by "cm" in short form.

14) What is CUP

The cup is a unit of measurement for volume, used in cooking to measure liquids.


A system of measurement where length is measured in inches,feet,yards,and miles.capacity in cups,pints,quarts,and gallons; weight in ounces,pounds,and tons; and temperature in degrees Fahrenheit.

16) What is DECIMETER

A metric unit of length. 1 decimeter = 10 centimeters. 10 decimeters = 1 meter.

17) What is DEKAMETER

A unit of length equal. 1 dekameter = 10 meters.

18) What is EQUAL SHARES

Having the same quantity,measure or value as another part.

19) What is FLUID OUNCE

A fluid ounce is a unit of liquid capacity equal to 1/20 of a pint or 1/160 of an Imperial gallon in the imperial system or 1/16 of a US liquid pint or 1/128 of a US gallon in the US system.

A unit of length in the customary system. 1 foot = 12 inches, 1 foot = 30.48 centimeters..

21) What is GALLON

A customary unit of volume for liquid measure. 1 gallon = 4 quarts.

22) What is GRAM

A metric unit of mass (weight). 1,000 grams = 1 kilogram .

23) What is HALF GALLON

Half of a gallon = 2 quarts (approximately 1.9 liters).

24) What is KILOGRAM

A metric measure of mass abbreviated as kg. 1 kg = 1,000 grams.

25) What is KILOMETER

A metric unit of distance equal to 1,000 meters.

26) What is OUNCE

Imperial measure of weight. Abbreviated as oz. Equivalent to 28.35 grams.

27) What is LITER

A metric unit of volume mostly used to measure liquids. The abbreviation is L. 1 liter (L) = 1,000 milliliters (ml).

28) What is MILLILITER

A metric unit used to measure capacity,which is equivalent to 1/1,000 of 1 liter.

29) What is MASS

A measure of how much matter is in an object. Usually measured in grams, kilograms, tonnes in the metric system.

30) What is MILE

A custmoary unit of length equal to 5,280 feet. It is equal to 1.6093 km. It is a large unit that is used to denote distance between cities, length of rivers and roads.

31) What is MEASURE

Finding a number that shows the size or amount of something.


A measuring tape is a flexible form of ruler. It is usually a ribbon of cloth, plastic, fiber glass, or metal strip with linear-measurement markings.

33) What is TON

A metric unit for measuring mass. 1 ton = 1000 kg.

34) What is YARD

A unit of linear measurement in the customary system equal to 3 feet (36 inches).

35) What is YARDSTICK

A graduated measuring stick one yard in length.

36) What is BIGGER

Larger in size.