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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Comparative measurement, structural anatomy, materials, light and form will be discussed. courant.com, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 19 June 2019 The National Weather Service’s Chicago office on Friday tweeted that water levels already had hit a record — but the service was referring to a daily measurement, and the Army Corps only counts a full month’s average levels for record purposes. Javonte Anderson, chicagotribune.com, "Lake Michigan water levels on pace to reach record high in June, skirt records into fall," 17 June 2019 The KBW Bank index, a measurement of the 24 biggest banks, fell 1.3%. Washington Post, "US stocks add to 2 weeks of gains, helped by deal-making," 17 June 2019 Data acquired from 26 green turtles included measurements, skin biopsies and bloodwork. USA TODAY, "Retired monkeys, freeze-dried blood, ‘Hidden Figures Way’: News from around our 50 states," 14 June 2019 Players were given official measurements, participated in drills in front of XFL Houston head coach June Jones and interviewed with the coaching staff. Matt Wyatt, Houston Chronicle, "XFL Summer Showcase comes to Houston," 8 June 2019 With this measurement, combined with the views from the previous images, NASA scientists can build a three-dimensional view of Ultima Thule. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "That Asteroid Ultima Thule Is Shaped Like a Pancake," 11 Feb. 2019 During on-site assembly, the company deploys a drone camera that uses photogrammetry, a series of precise surveying-image measurements, to ensure the modules are correctly stacked. Stefanos Chen, The Seattle Times, "Real estate technology that could have a lasting effect on housing," 20 Nov. 2018 That’s a relative measurement, one that trends upward every time a player develops faster or better than anticipated, and takes a dip downward when the occasional top pick in the draft becomes unable to shoot a basketball. Bob Ford, Philly.com, "Passing on Michael Porter Jr. in NBA draft shows change in how Sixers view themselves | Bob Ford," 22 June 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 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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