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Abbreviations - Measurement

Abbreviations - Measurement

Inches 0-6 With Object #4 

This is a ruler. This particular ruler measures in inches. An inch is a unit of measurement.

The pencil next to the ruler is 3 inches long. However, instead of writing the word inches we can say that the pencil is 3 in.

In. is an abbreviation for the word inches.

An abbreviation is a shorter way to write a word.

We use abbreviations for many different types of words, including units of measurement. You will find them on directions, in recipes, and even in math problems.

The practice questions and video below will help you learn the abbreviations for common units of measurement.

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