measurement

noun

mea·​sure·​ment ˈme-zhər-mənt How to pronounce measurement (audio)
ˈmā-
1
: the act or process of measuring
2
: a figure, extent, or amount obtained by measuring : dimension
3

Examples of measurement in a Sentence

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web Some of the January rise in producer prices was driven by measurement quirks. Christopher Rugaber, Quartz, 16 Feb. 2024 Before the demo starts, a staff member scans your face (again) to make sure the measurements are correct. Anshel Sag, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 The latest storms helped, but the Sierra snowpack is still below average, according to recent measurements. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 12 Feb. 2024 The alternative option is for airlines to either use their own measurements or use standard weights defined by the European Union Aviation Safety Authority. Adela Suliman, Washington Post, 9 Feb. 2024 With multiple profiles linked to the scale, the QardioBase X can track measurements for each user separately. PCMAG, 6 Feb. 2024 The measurements on the side of the container will save you from getting a measuring cup dirty. Belle Duchene, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Feb. 2024 The voluntary measurements come months after Air New Zealand passengers were also asked to volunteer to weigh themselves and their luggage in May. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 8 Feb. 2024 That measurement improved a bit from the prior week, which was 67% of last winter’s peak and the highest this season. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English mesurement "apportionment of just shares," borrowed from Anglo-French, "act of measuring," from mesurer "to measure entry 2" + -ment -ment

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of measurement was in 1590

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Cite this Entry

“Measurement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/measurement. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

measurement

noun
mea·​sure·​ment ˈmezh-ər-mənt How to pronounce measurement (audio)
ˈmāzh-
1
: the act or process of measuring
2
: a figure, extent, or amount obtained by measuring
3
: a system of measures

Medical Definition

measurement

noun
mea·​sure·​ment ˈmezh-ər-mənt, ˈmāzh- How to pronounce measurement (audio)
1
: the act or process of measuring
2
: a figure, extent, or amount obtained by measuring
3

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