Proposed terminology of ‘lato sensu metrology’ for scientific methodology

Research paper by Xavier Fuentes-Arderiu

Indexed on: 23 Feb '13Published on: 23 Feb '13Published in: Accreditation and Quality Assurance


Currently, there are two international scientific vocabularies devoted to properties: one dealing on quantities and the other one dealing on nominal properties. In this article, I am proposing the two mentioned vocabularies be merged in order to make available most of the basic concepts, terms, and definitions needed in observational and experimental scientific methodology in a single vocabulary. In addition, I propose the provisional use of the term “lato sensu metrology” to describe the new vocabulary.