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Publicly Available Published by De Gruyter January 11, 2016

International Vocabulary of Metrology

From the journal Chemistry International

An abridged version of the International Vocabulary of Metrology—Basic and general concepts and associated terms (VIM) (JCGM 200:2012, 3rd edition) (or VIM3), supplemented by annotations for some of the entries, was released in September 2015 by BIPM, the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures. The online document produced by Working Group 2 of the Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology (JCGM/WG 2) has the following features:

  1. all definitions, notes, and examples of the VIM3 are taken without modification from the VIM3 itself;

  2. the VIM3 Foreword, Introduction, Conventions, Scope, Annex, Bibliography, and List of acronyms are omitted;

  3. an Alphabetical index is included;

  4. in definitions, notes, and examples, terms designating concepts defined in the VIM3 are hyperlinked;

  5. some annotations are included, aimed at further clarification or comment on specific definitions, notes, or examples. The JCGM decided that the annotations are informative and not normative. They are exclusively developed by JCGM/WG2, according to procedures agreed by the JCGM

The original VIM3 can be downloaded freely as one pdf from the BIPM site. For an outline/presentation of the VIM3 release, see Chem. Int. May-June 2012, p. 26.

Published Online: 2016-1-11
Published in Print: 2016-1-1

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