measurement

noun
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

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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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The brand prides itself on having taken 1.5 million body measurements from more than 10,000 women to create its unique fit finder. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "The Best New Swimwear of Summer 2019," 21 Mar. 2019 The size of your kitchen will dictate all of your choices, so having accurate measurements—taking into account windows, doors, and any items that stick out (like pipes or radiators)—is extremely important. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Everything you need to plan and install your dream kitchen.," 11 Feb. 2019 Going over the plans in February, state officials didn't always have scale measurements, Watry said. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Perfect storm seems to be brewing around Highway 100 road project in Hales Corners," 3 July 2018 In addition, the study has not updated measurements of local distribution systems, which could be emitting substantial volumes as well. Steven Mufson, chicagotribune.com, "Methane leaks offset much of the benefits of natural gas, new study says," 21 June 2018 All 52 had follow-up measurements through five years. Glenn Fleishman, Fortune, "Tuberculosis Vaccine Could Reverse Type 1 Diabetes, Study Shows," 21 June 2018 To be included, people had to have at least three body mass index measurements on record. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "A New Study Links Antidepressants to Weight Gain," 23 May 2018 Have furniture measurements handy to be sure pieces won’t block site lines, doors or walkways. Marni Jameson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "They’re coming! Part 1: Designing an outdoor getaway," 18 May 2018 The defensive backs are scheduled to have physical measurements taken, undergo medical examinations and participate in interviews with NFL teams. Mark Inabinett, AL.com, "NFL Combine: What's happening on Saturday?," 3 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of measurement

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Apr 2019

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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 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.

measurement

noun
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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