LP6543-5     Tape measure

  Part: Tape measure
  Description: A tape measure or measuring tape is a ribbon of cloth, plastic, or metal with linear-measure markings, often in both imperial and metric units. Surveyors use tape measures in lengths on the order of hectometres. It is a convenient measuring tool. Its flexibility allows for a measure of great length to be easily carried in pocket or toolkit and permits one to measure around curves or corners. Tape measures intended for use in tailoring or dressmaking are typically made of flexible cloth or plastic, while those designed for carpentry or construction often use a stiff, curved metallic ribbon that can remain stiff and straight when extended, but retracts into a coil for convenient storage. This type of tape measure will have a floating tang on the end to aid measuring. The tang will float a distance equal to its thickness, to allow accurate measurement whether the tape is in tension or compression. A tape measure of 25 or even 100 feet can wind into a relatively small container.
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  Type: METHOD
  Status: ACTIVE
  Created On: 5/3/2000

  Chinese (CHINA)  (From: Lin Zhang, A LOINC volunteer from China)   SYNONYMS
  卷尺测量法     卷尺测量;带尺测量;带尺测量法;皮尺测量;皮尺测量法
  Italian (ITALY)  (From: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)    
  Metro a nastro      

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  Preferred Abbreviation: Tape measure