# Is there a term for the generalization of length/area/volume/etc. elements?

A similar question on this site addresses the general word for the measurement itself, e.g. count in zero dimensions, length in one, area in two, volume in three, and $n$-volume/area or - more generally - measure for higher dimensions.

Is there a corresponding term in the mathematical lexicon for the differential element? I haven't seen anything like it in glossaries like Mathworld which seems to only go as high as three dimensions.

Would something like "measure element" be appropriate?

• The volume form might be relevant: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volume_form – 211792 Oct 18 '16 at 18:18
• Is "differential element" not general enough? – user137731 Oct 18 '16 at 18:30