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Instrumentation vs measurement

  1. Dec 17, 2016 #1


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    What is the difference between the noun "instrumentation" & "measurement"?
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  3. Dec 17, 2016 #2


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    Speedometer is an instrument and 60 mph is a measurement.
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  4. Dec 17, 2016 #3


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    Or more generally, instruments (things) make measurements (abstract descriptions)
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