- Units of weight, capacity, length and other properties, such as the meter, foot, hogshead and barn. Includes units both ancient and modern, domestic and foreign, primitive and very technical.
- Systems of units, such as the metric system (SI), CGS and British imperial measure.
- Types of units, for example, seed measures of land.
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Objects made by people that aren’t tools and aren’t primarily found in the home.
- Legal and customary food grades, particularly those of the United States, but also standards for cognac, various cheeses, maple syrup, tea, tokay and so forth.
- Traditional and legal sizes of packaging, for example, wine bottles.
- Sizes of objects used for preparing and serving food, such as chopsticks and wine glasses.
- Kitchen measures.
- Inedible personal consumables such as cigars.
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This group includes some topics that are important in residences. Entries often cover standard installation dimensions, for example for toilets and lock sets.
- Dimensions of furniture, for example chairs, cribs, tables, mattresses.
- Dimensions of table and bed linens: blankets, sheets, towels and tablecloths.
- Dimensions of kitchen cabinets.
- Dimensions of plumbing, such as toilets.
- Sizing of consumer appliances, such as microwave ovens, air conditioners and water heaters.
- Specifications for automobile-related items, such as tires, trailer hitches and
- Dimensions of bird houses, aquariums.
- Sizing of standard house parts, such as chimneys.
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- Lumber grades and sizes, including plywood and manufactured lumber.
- Sizing of yarn and fabrics; down.
- Wire and sheet metal gauges.
- Window glass sizes.
- Sizing of shakes, shingles, brick, tile and similar building materials.
- Sizes of pipe and pipe fittings.
- Metal alloys.
- Sizing of electronic components, such as resistors
- Sizes of sheets of paper, envelopes.
- Sizing of corks and stoppers.
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- Rating systems for movies, record sales and so on.
- Sizes of posters, books and billboards
- Telephone numbers, worldwide
- Television systems
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- Living things (with the exception of people).
- Atoms, particles, and other entities studied by physicists.
- Chemical elements and some compounds.
- Heavenly bodies, for example planets, stars, constellations, and “the Great Attractor.”
- Geological structures, such as mountains, and earthly phenomena like the wind, tides and earthquakes.
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- Preferred number series for sizes.
- Notations, such as Roman numerals, with conversion calculators.
- Dimensions of geometric figures, such as triangles, with calculators.
- Types of numbers, such as types of primes.
- Particular values of great significance, such as pi, e and i.
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- weight, sizes of body parts, blood types.
- indices used by physicians and anthropologists, such as Apgar score and body mass index.
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For information on topics that involve relations between people, such as military rank or customs like toasts, look in the category Society.
- Indices devised to describe societies by nationality, for example for quality of life, corruption, development, and so forth.
- Social security numbers.
- Customs involving quantification, like gun salutes, tolling of funeral bells, and so on.
- Ranks, as in aristocracies or the military.
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- Sizes of playing fields, balls, clubs, and other sports equipment.
- Rating systems, for example, of chess masters and whitewater rivers.
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- units that measure time, such as days, seconds, years and Julian periods.
- calendars, such as the Gregorian, Mayan, Islamic and Jewish calendars.
- calendar eras.
- time keeping systems, ancient (Egyptian) and Atomic Time.
- time zones of the world.
- divisions of the day, such as ship’s watches or medieval Christian (e.g., “vespers”)
- divisions of the month, for example, “the Ides of March”
- divisions of the year
- chronologies: reigns of kings, emperors and pharaohs, administrations in the United States.
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- hand tools from the workshop, for example, saw blades.
- tools from the sewing basket, such as needles, crochet hooks and knitting needles.
- machines that are used to make something, such as cameras and computers.
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Tools used in the kitchen are in the Food & Drink category.
Materials that don’t become part of the finished work, such as abrasives, are also included in Tools.
For information on raw materials, such as lumber, look under Materials.
- Machine screws, nuts and bolts
- Wood screws
- Nails, tacks, staples
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Click for an index of screw threads.
- Sizing of garments, shoes, hats, rings, body armor, and so forth.
- Sizing of items that are made to fit people even though we don't ordinarily think we're wearing them, for example, saddles for horses.
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