What does a cup measure?

Answer A one-cup measuring cup is equal to 8 fluid ounces, 1/2 pint or 16 tablespoons. Liquid measuring cups have a lip that help ensure accuracy and prevent spilling, while measuring cups with a flat edg... Read More »

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What does a weathervane measure?

A weathervane indicates in what direction the wind is blowing. The device does not measure the speed of the wind, but gives an indication of whether the wind is blowing from the north, south, east ... Read More »

What does latitude measure?

Latitude measures a location's distance from the equator. Latitudes are described in degrees north or south of the equator. The latitude of the U.S. capital, Washington, D.C., for example, is 38.53... Read More »

What does humidity measure?

Humidity is the amount water vapor in the air. Relative humidity is perhaps the most common expression of humidity, but it also can be expressed as absolute humidity, specific humidity and more by ... Read More »

What Does a Barometer Measure?

A barometer measures atmospheric pressure. Measurements of air pressure with a barometer are used to indicate short-term changes in the weather by detecting high pressure weather systems, the bound... Read More »