Substitution Method

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substitution method

[‚səb·stə′tü·shən ‚meth·əd]
Any method of measurement, such as substitution weighing, in which a quantity is determined by substituting for it a known quantity which produces the same effect.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Substitution Method


a method for eliminating systematic measurement errors caused by errors in the measuring instrument used to compare the quantity being measured with a standard. In the substitution method the value of the quantity being measured is not found indirectly, from a reading of the measuring instrument, but rather from the magnitude of the standard, which is selected or regulated in such a way that the reading of the measuring instrument remains the same when the quantity being measured is replaced by the standard. For example, when weighing an object on a beam balance, the object is taken from the pan and replaced by weights of equal total weight; the balance will show the previous reading (the Borda method). The substitution method is extensively used in measuring electrical quantities, such as resistance, capacitance, and inductance.


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