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measurement

[mezh-er-muh nt] /ˈmɛʒ ər mənt/
noun
1.
the act of measuring.
2.
a measured dimension.
3.
extent, size, etc., ascertained by measuring.
4.
a system of measuring or measures:
liquid measurement.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; measure + -ment
Related forms
mismeasurement, noun
premeasurement, noun
remeasurement, noun
self-measurement, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for self-measurement

measurement

/ˈmɛʒəmənt/
noun
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 and History for self-measurement

measurement

n.

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

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self-measurement in Science
measurement
  (mězh'ər-mənt)   

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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