Terms used in official statistics

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Measurement scale


System of symbols that encodes measurement results. These symbols characterize the object in terms of a particular feature. Measurement scales are classed according to the way in which the results of two measurements can be combined: nominal scale, ordinal scale, interval scale, quotient scale, absolute scale. Each successive type of measurement scale allows more operations than the previous one.

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