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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Example sentences
Nor do the measurements take into account the highly stratified academic labor
The result is a clash of mind-sets and measurements.
Correct measurements are absolutely necessary to insure the best results.
At the end of their experiment, they did some measurements on the mice's colons
  and put them back in their cages.
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