The measurement uncertainty was…?!

A measurement result is usually expressed as a (“measured quantity value” ± “measurement uncertainty”).

The measured quantity value aims at estimating the “true” quantity value of a measurand (VIM3: Entry 2.10).

On the other hand, the measurement uncertainty is evaluated “based on the information used” (VIM3: Entry 2.26) since there is no “true” value for the measurement uncertainty.

The measured quantity is estimated

The measurement uncertainty is evaluated

The measurement result (e.g. “measured quantity” ± “measurement uncertainty”) is expressed.

VIM3: JCGM 200, International Vocabulary of Metrology – Basic and General Concepts and Associated Terms (VIM 3rd edition), BIPM, 2012 (