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Length, Area, Volume, Mass.  

Lauren Fischer and Paul Frank

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
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Measurements of length, area, volume, and mass are reported by means of metric units rather than English units (Table 17.5-1). In less formal, nonscientific texts, such as essays, use of nonmetric units, such as miles or inches, and the use of idioms, such as “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” or “give an inch,” are acceptable. In addition, if the nonmetric ...