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An attribute of a phenomenon, artifact, or substance that may be distinguished qualitatively and determined quantitatively.
NOTE: Attributes include characteristics of an object or unit under calibration.
Source: ANSI/NCSL Z540.3-2006 Requirements for the Calibration of Measuring and Test Equipment / sub-clause 3.7