The word "measurement" refers to the numeric expression of the dimension of a manufactured object based on a fixed reference (unit). In a simple way, it can be explained that dimensional measurement is the comparison of the measurement that is a target against a reference object. The reference object is the measuring instrument.
There can be a huge variety of measuring instruments that offer very different measurement purposes, methods, as well as accuracy levels. It is always possible to inspect whether a manufactured object fits the required specifications by correctly measuring the dimensions of the objects. In other words, we can say that performing thorough measurements is one of the basic rules of better manufacturing.
What is Hin?
Hin is an ancient Hebrew unit of measurement that was used to measure liquid and is equal to about 1.5 U.S. gallons (5.7 litres). The first-ever known use of hin was in the 14th century. The history and Etymology for hin is Hebrew hīn, from Egyptian hnw.
The volumes of the various Hebrew standards of liquid measurements are not known. The ‘bat’ may have contained approximately 37 litres that are nearly 10 U.S. gallons. The ‘log’ equalled approximately more than 0.5 litres that are 0.14 U.S. gallon. The ‘hins’ are slightly more than 6 litres and are 1.6 U.S. gallons. The Hebrew system was popular for the very close relationship between the dry as well as the liquid volumetric measures. The liquid ‘kor’ was same the size as the dry homer, and also the liquid bat corresponded to the dry ʾefa.
The Ancient Greek Unit of Measurement
Greeks used a very different system of measuring distances as well as the weights, which was partly taken by Egyptian such as in the Hellenistic age where the Greek, as well as the Egyptian cultures, mixed. The same word could have meant different lengths like the stadion length depending on when and where it was used.
This brought confusion of the earth’s radius that was estimated by Eratosthenes or by Posidonius. But even today the different systems that may be used in a tragic event is the failure of a Mars probe using a mixture of the international metric system as well as the American systems of feet and the inches. It is very hard to give accurate distances and lengths.