measurement

noun
mea·​sure·​ment | \ ˈme-zhər-mənt, ˈmā-\

Definition of measurement

1 : the act or process of measuring
2 : a figure, extent, or amount obtained by measuring : dimension

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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.
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And usually, the measurements aren’t taken during an actual game, when adrenaline or competitiveness might influence performance. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "In Baseball, the Flashiest Slide May Not Be the Fastest," 28 Sep. 2018 The two angle-of-attack sensors on either side of the jet’s nose differed by about 20 degrees in their measurements even during the ground taxi phase when the plane’s pitch was level. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, "Lion Air pilots struggled against Boeing’s 737 MAX flight-control system, black-box data shows," 27 Nov. 2018 If Ashley Graham, who touted her 42-30-46 measurements onstage at Vogue’s Forces of Fashion conference last month, can walk Michael Kors, why not Victoria’s Secret? Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "“We’re Nobody’s Third Love, We’re Their First Love”—The Architects of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Are Still Banking on Bombshells," 8 Nov. 2018 Those measurements were consistent with a diagnosis of strabismus. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Da Vinci’s possible vision disorder may have influenced his art," 18 Oct. 2018 Therefore, their measurements show that Mars is about 0.20-magnitude brighter that it is listed, or an eye-popping -3.0 magnitude. Joe Rao, Space.com, "The Moon Has a Close Encounter with Saturn on Tuesday Night," 23 July 2018 Those old-school measurements of water quality are then compared to sensor readings on the glider. Eric Niiler, National Geographic, "The Ocean Is Getting More Acidic—What That Actually Means," 15 June 2018 Those measurements were based on a machine-learning model that the researchers had previously built to understand what RNA molecules look like in a healthy pregnancy. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Blood tests to predict preterm birth risk raise excitement -- and questions," 7 June 2018 Using those measurements with a margin of error of plus or minus 5 degrees, Haag figured out the area where someone fired the bullet, depicted by a trajectory cone. Maxine Bernstein, OregonLive.com, "Ruling expected in 2 weeks on forensic experts in case of indicted FBI agent," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of measurement

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of measurement was in 1590

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measurement

noun

English Language Learners Definition of measurement

: the act or process of measuring something

: a size, length, or amount known by measuring something

measurement

noun
mea·​sure·​ment | \ ˈme-zhər-mənt \

Kids Definition 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.

measurement

noun
mea·​sure·​ment | \ ˈmezh-ər-mənt, ˈmāzh- \

Medical Definition of measurement

1 : the act or process of measuring
2 : a figure, extent, or amount obtained by measuring

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