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Description: Measuring instrument, software, measurement standard, referenced material or auxiliary equipment or combination thereof to realize a measurement process. [ISO 9000] Such equipment may include tools, gauges, instruments, sampling devices or systems used to calibrate, measure, test, or inspect in order to control or acquire data to verify conformity with specified requirements. [ANSI/ASQ E4-2004 - Quality systems for environmental data and technology programs - Requirements with guidance for use]

Publisher: Office of Research and Development

Last Update: April 2018

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