: a figure, extent, or amount obtained by measuring : dimension
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.
First Known Use of MEASUREMENT
Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms
measurement noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Association of numbers with physical quantities and natural phenomena by comparing an unknown quantity with a known quantity of the same kind. Weights and measures are standard quantities with which such comparisons are made. The earliest ones measured mass (weight), volume (liquid or dry measure), length, and area using units mostly based on dimensions of the human body. The cubit, representing the distance from elbow to fingertips, was the most widespread unit of measure in the ancient world. As such units were standardized, more were added, including units of temperature, luminosity, pressure, and electric current. Measurements made by the senses instead of by measurement devices are called estimates (see estimation).
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