the act of measuring.
a measured dimension.
extent, size, etc., ascertained by measuring.
a system of measuring or measures: liquid measurement.

1745–55; measure + -ment

mismeasurement, noun
premeasurement, noun
remeasurement, noun
self-measurement, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
measurement (ˈmɛʒəmənt)
1.  the act or process of measuring
2.  an amount, extent, or size determined by measuring
3.  a system of measures based on a particular standard

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Word Origin & History

1751, from 'measaure + -ment. Related: Measurements.
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Science Dictionary
measurement   (mězh'ər-mənt)  Pronunciation Key 

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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.
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Computing Dictionary

measurement definition

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

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Example sentences
The index is a measurement of weight divided by height, not height divided by
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.
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