As a Software Engineer I give my best to find descriptive names for specific concepts. That is a very important task to reduce software complexity. Naming concepts can be really hard and today I’d like some help.
- This is a number: 1
- And this is a unit: kg
What do you call the combination of both? (e.g. "1kg")
I thought about:
- Unified number
- Typed number
- Number specification
- Number unit
- Measurable number
- Comparable number
- Discriminated number
- Tagged number
But I believe they are confusing and do not describe the concept well enough. My favourite is “discriminated number”.
Is there a name for that concept in the English language? It doesn’t have to be a single word. But more than two words is impractical and people will find other short words that do not express the concept clearly enough.
The word I am looking for will be used like this: “This is an invalid ___. That’s why you cannot run your program correctly.”
“I’ve configured all valid ___s but the program still doesn’t recognize this variation!”