Definitions for "Tape Measure"
measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths; "the carpenter should have used his tape measure"
a device used to measure such things as length and distance
Tape measures are used for laying out grids over an archaeological site, for measuring the unit to make sure it is square, for measuring level depths and for measuring features from the corner of the unit. This tool is essential to archaeologists.
Keywords:  scale, ratio, example
an example of a ratio scale