Measurement Techniques

, Volume 43, Issue 5, pp 396–397 | Cite as

Introducing the concept of “uncertainty in measurement” into domestic metrological practice

  • G. R. Nezhikhovskii


There are four options for introducing the uncertainty concept in Russia. Preference is given to the gradual replacement of “error characteristic,” “total mean-square error,” and “confidence limits of error” by the terms “uncertainty,” “combined standard uncertainty,” and “expanded uncertainty,” respectively. The incorrect and widespread perception that “uncertainty in measurement” is an alternative for “error” is pointed out.


Measurement Uncertainty Error Characteristic Measurement Uniformity Combine Standard Uncertainty Gradual Replacement 
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