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Glossary

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Tare (1)

1. Part of a weighed object that is not the object of the measurement, but which cannot be separated from the actual load, such as a container (e.g. crate, bottle), transport means (e.g. pallet), or product packaging or patient clothing.
2. Non-technical term for the weight of the tare ("tare weight").

Tare (2)

To compensate the tare load with or without determination of the tare load.

Tare device

Device for setting the indication to zero when a load is on the load receptor without altering the weighing range for net loads (additive tare device), or when reducing the weighing range for net loads (subtractive tare device).

Tare load

1. Packaging, transport container, or vessel in which the object of measurement is weighed.
2. Load that is not the object of the weighing, but is required to determine an unknown weight.

Tare memory

A feature of an electronic scale which makes it possible to store and then recall the tare weight.

Tare range

Range within which the indication of a scale can, or is permitted to be set to zero by means of the tare device.

Tare signal

Signal (e.g. lamp, or character in the display) which indicates that the tare function is being used.

Tare value

Weight value of a load, determined by a tare-weighing device.

Tare weight

Weight of the tare that is weighed with the object of measurement; empty weight.

Temperature limit

Limit values of the temperature range. Usual temperature limits are -10 °C to +40 °C. Special temperature limits can be selected according to the intended use of the scale, with the following minimum ranges: 5 °C for scales of accuracy class I (scales of special accuracy); 15 °C for scales of accuracy class II (scales of high accuracy); 30 °C for scales of accuracy class III (scales of medium accuracy) and IIII (scales of ordinary accuracy).

Temperature range

Range of the ambient temperature between the lower and upper temperature limit within which a scale may be used.

Ten-year risk of coronary heart disease

Assessment of the probability of suffering a fatal cardiovascular disease in the next 10 years.
(cf. seca mBCA printouts)

Total body water

Total amount of intracellular and extracellular water in an adult.
(cf. seca patient printouts)

Total energy expenditure

Amount of energy a person requires every day, taking into account physical activity level (PAL) in addition to resting energy expenditure; depends on a person's age, height, weight and gender.
(cf. seca patient printouts)

Transport lock

Device designed to lock all delicate measuring components in position to protect them against damage during transport of the scale.