linear measure

noun
1.
any system for measuring length.
2.
any unit used in linear measurement, as the inch, foot, meter, etc.

Origin:
1885–90

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linear measure
 
n
Also called: long measure a unit or system of units for the measurement of length

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Example sentences
Relative error in measuring square and cubic units when error occurs in linear measure.
Immersion is a linear measure of how far a model sinks into a cushion.
They understand linear measure as an iteration of units and use rulers and other measurement tools applying that understanding.
The law prescribes the chain as the unit of linear measure for the survey of the public lands.
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