Sentence Examples with the word system of measurement

For many purposes a gravitational system of measurement is most natural; thus we speak of a force of so many pounds or so many kilogrammes.

It is found that for almost all purposes a system of measurement based ultimately on the earths rotation is perfectly adequate.

An interesting stone containing nine cavities for measures of capacity found in Pompeii and now preserved in the Naples Museum with Oscan inscriptions erased in antiquity shows that the Oscan system of measurement was modified so as to correspond more closely with the Roman, about 14 B.C., by the duoviri, who record their work in a Latin inscription (C.I.L.