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measured

[mezh-erd] /ˈmɛʒ ərd/
adjective
1.
ascertained or apportioned by measure:
The race was over the course of a measured mile.
2.
accurately regulated or proportioned.
3.
regular or uniform, as in movement; rhythmical:
to walk with measured strides.
4.
deliberate and restrained; careful; carefully weighed or considered:
measured language; measured terms.
5.
in the form of meter or verse; metrical.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see measure, -ed2
Related forms
measuredly, adverb
measuredness, noun
well-measured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for measuredness

measured

/ˈmɛʒəd/
adjective
1.
determined by measurement
2.
slow, stately, or leisurely
3.
carefully considered; deliberate
Derived Forms
measuredly, adverb
measuredness, noun
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Word Origin and History for measuredness

measured

adj.

late 14c., "deliberate, restrained," adjective from past participle of measure (v.). Meaning "uniform, regular" is from c.1400.

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