VIM

Introduction

JCGM 200 – International vocabulary of metrology Basic and general concepts and associated terms (VIM)

Before people can communicate they need to know and understand the words they wish to use. This is equally true in metrology, where concepts and terms such as measurement result, measurement error and measurement uncertainty need to be agreed upon if they are to be used in a consistent manner. Since metrology is in an evolving state (moving from a classical to a fully probabilistic approach), it is especially important  to have an international vocabulary that can allow metrologists to clearly communicate about the measurement approach that they are using. This document gives guidance on the concepts and terms used in various approaches to measurement.

  • JCGM 200 – International vocabulary of metrology – Basic and general concepts and associated terms (VIM) (ISO/IEC Guide 99)
BIPM - Bureau International des Poids et Mesures ILAC - International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation OIML - Organisation Internationale de Métrologie Légale IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission IFCC - International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine ISO - International Organization for Standardization IUPAP - International Union of Pure and Applied Physics IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Last modified: 2009-12-09