I am looking for a good word or a short phrase to describe a physical quantity.
For example consider these examples:
- 5.0 m3/h
- 17 bar
- 20 gpm (gallons per minute)
- 3 psi (pounds per square inch)
I am looking for a word or phrase that accurately describes the text on the right side of the number in above examples (bar, gpm, meters, etc).
In the past I've used words like unit, but I do not feel that they represent the concept properly or distinctly.
My context of use is in programming code and naming variables, so when I just say 'unit', it is seen as ambiguous - am I referring to Metric/English unit system, or unit of measurement?