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[mezh-er-muh nt] /ˈmɛʒ ər mənt/
the act of measuring.
a measured dimension.
extent, size, etc., ascertained by measuring.
a system of measuring or measures:
liquid measurement.
Origin of measurement
1745-55; measure + -ment
Related forms
mismeasurement, noun
premeasurement, noun
remeasurement, noun
self-measurement, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for measurement
  • The index is a measurement of weight divided by height, not height divided by weight.
  • The joke is that students understand exactly what measurement tool is key to their college experience, it is called grades.
  • There is, though, a new enthusiasm for better measurement.
  • One can then derive the speed of sound from a measurement of the time that an impulse of sound takes to traverse the tube.
  • Instead, it is a measurement used by brewers to track the density of certain ingredients.
  • That's a gross measurement of electric power actually consumed.
  • There is no broader social measurement tool that officials would agree is valid and useful.
  • Using new measurement techniques, the team could distinguish not only individual years of climate data, but seasonal fluctuations.
  • Astronomers have tracked the movement of a pulsar, making the first direct measurement of its impressive speed.
  • Thirty-four percent have some idea that science has to do with experimental study, rigorous comparison and careful measurement.
British Dictionary definitions for measurement


the act or process of measuring
an amount, extent, or size determined by measuring
a system of measures based on a particular standard
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Word Origin and History for measurement

1751, "act of measuring," from measure (v.) + -ment. Related: Measurements. Meaning "dimension obtained by measuring" is from 1756.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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measurement in Science

A method of determining quantity, capacity, or dimension. Several systems of measurement exist, each one comprising units whose amounts have been arbitrarily set and agreed upon by specific groups. While the United States Customary System remains the most commonly used system of measurement in the United States, the International System is accepted all over the world as the standard system for use in science.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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measurement in Technology

The act or process of measuring; a figure, extent, or amount obtained by measuring.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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