An attribute of phenomena, bodies or substances that may be distinguished qualitatively.
Examples: Colour (value: green, blue), transparency, length (value: long, short;
Kind-of-property includes the concept kind-of-quantity
. All kinds-of-property may be related to nominal (e.g. green, blue) and ordinal scales
(e.g. small, large), but kinds-of-quantity are generally related to difference [e.g.
more than an arbitrary zero)] or ratio scales (length
PAC, 1995, 67, 1563
(Properties and units in the clinical laboratory sciences-I. Syntax and semantic rules
(IUPAC-IFCC Recommendations 1995))
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