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linear measure

noun
1.
any system for measuring length.
2.
any unit used in linear measurement, as the inch, foot, meter, etc.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for linear-measure

linear measure

noun
1.
a unit or system of units for the measurement of length Also called long measure
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