measurement
playSimple Definition of measurement

: the act or process of measuring something

: a size, length, or amount known by measuring something
Full Definition of measurement
Examples of measurement
The test is for the measurement of a student's progress.
The instruments provide accurate measurement of atmospheric conditions.
The room's measurements are 30 by 15 feet.
The instruments are used for taking measurements of atmospheric conditions.
Accurate measurements are required in carpentry.
The tailor took his measurements, and his waist measurement is 36 inches.
1751
First Known Use of measurement
1751
Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms
MEASUREMENT Defined for Kids
measurement
playDefinition of measurement
1 : the act of determining size, capacity, or quantity <The instruments provide accurate measurement.>
2 : the extent, size, capacity, or amount of something as has been determined <The room's measurements are 20 feet by 14 feet.>
Medical Dictionary
Learn More about measurement

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for "measurement" Medical Dictionary: Definition of "measurement" Spanish Central: Translation of "measurement" Nglish: Translation of "measurement" for Spanish speakers Britannica English: Translation of "measurement" for Arabic speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "measurement"
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up measurement? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).