I am trying to figure out how a number together with measure unit name could be called as a whole. "Named number" is definitely not the right term.


  • 20,5 m
  • 15 kg
  • -17 °C
  • 0,00073 kg/L/°C

The question is about the name of those numbers in mathematics.

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    Please add examples – user22427 Jan 11 '18 at 12:05

For this use, a measurement is a quantity of units, like two meters, four pounds, or 30 seconds.


2 [count] : a size, length, or amount known by measuring something

The room's measurements are 30 by 15 feet.

  • It seems to be a little bit weird for me. Measurement is the physical thing, isn't it? I am asking about how these numbers are named in mathematics. But if you insist on plausibility of this answer ... – Paul Jan 12 '18 at 10:27
  • I don't know about usage specific to mathematics, but in the English language, each of your examples (20,5 m, 15 kg, -17 °C, 0,00073 kg/L/°C) are measurements. "6" is a number; "6m" is a measurement. – Davo Jan 12 '18 at 12:11

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