It signifies that art is a currency for gratitude and esteem, and that these works are measurable national treasures.
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as other parts of the world with measurable consequences.
But one year on, what are the measurable effects of hosting the Olympics?
c.1300, "moderate," from Old French mesurable "restrained, moderate, sensible; restricted," from Late Latin mensurabilis, from mensurare (see measure (v.)). Meaning "that can be measured" is from mid-14c. Related: Measurably.