admeasurement

noun

ad·​mea·​sure·​ment ad-ˈme-zhər-mənt How to pronounce admeasurement (audio)
-ˈmā-
1
: determination and apportionment of shares
2
: determination or comparison of dimensions
3

Examples of admeasurement in a Sentence

the admeasurement of the company's profits among its employees is based strictly upon seniority

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Anglo-French amesurement, from amesurer "to admeasure" + -ment -ment

First Known Use

1527, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of admeasurement was in 1527

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Cite this Entry

“Admeasurement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/admeasurement. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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