mea·​sure·​ment | \ ˈme-zhər-mənt How to pronounce measurement (audio) , ˈmā- \

Definition of measurement

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

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 This enables workers to use measurement-and-feedback platforms to run their own show more efficiently while staying aligned with department plans and goals. Alexander Kvamme, Forbes, 5 May 2022 Split the annual review in two: performance measurement and performance development. Marcus Buckingham, WSJ, 30 Apr. 2022 The package also featured a compass pointing southeast, a turtle with a cowboy hat, a four-ounce measurement and a comic book. Dana Rose Falcone,, 9 Mar. 2022 That means acting on three fronts—leadership, measurement, and culture change—to turn transformative ESG commitments into concrete impact. Brian Stafford, Fortune, 16 Feb. 2022 As part of Spotify, Podsights will be able to use Spotify’s technology and intelligence to bring more accurate measurement and actionable insights to podcast advertisers, according to the company. Todd Spangler, Variety, 16 Feb. 2022 The new chart will simultaneously expand the global product with new capabilities and rankings added to Music Connect, the industry’s premier music measurement and analytics platform. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 14 Feb. 2022 The technical meetings produced new rules, including for measurement and oversight, for carbon-offset markets. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 21 Nov. 2021 Enlarge / Speed measurement system at Washington State University that measures drag. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of measurement

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for measurement

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

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The first known use of measurement was in 1590

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15 May 2022

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“Measurement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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mea·​sure·​ment | \ ˈme-zhər-mənt How to pronounce measurement (audio) \

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.


mea·​sure·​ment | \ ˈmezh-ər-mənt, ˈmāzh- How to pronounce measurement (audio) \

Medical Definition of measurement

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

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