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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It’s taken plenty of orbital photos of the asteroid, collected all kinds of measurements, and even sent two rovers and a stationary lander to the surface. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Watch a Spacecraft Fire a Bullet at an Asteroid," 21 Feb. 2019 This God is scientifically soluble, but so far all claims of such measurements have yet to exceed statistical chance. Michael Shermer, Scientific American, "Will Science Ever Solve the Mysteries of Consciousness, Free Will and God?," 13 July 2018 Al-Aly explained that of the measurements available for PM 2.5 levels, the most important is the annual average. Hannah Holzer, sacbee, "Air pollution increases risk for type 2 diabetes, study finds," 12 July 2018 Reverse engineering the guitar required Cardona to take hundreds of measurements of the guitar body, the neck pocket and neck mounting holes, the pick-up pockets and mounting holes, the bridge and bridge mounting holes just to name a few. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 26 June 2018 Lartch, 63, doesn’t like America’s singular and contrarian use of old-fashioned measurements like inches, pounds, yards and miles. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Vista man's metric name change now official," 24 June 2018 The difficulty, cost, and danger limited the number of measurements. Mejs Hasan, WIRED, "How Scientists Tracked Antarctica's Stunning Ice Loss," 13 June 2018 Though some might see the crude nature of pen-and-paper measurements as a hindrance, Einarsson argues it’s actually an asset. The Atlantic, "The Icelandic Families Tracking Climate Change With Measuring Tape," 6 June 2018 Some 130 years later, the number and frequency of the periodic measurements have grown. David Roberts, Vox, "This technology could fundamentally change our relationship to electricity," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of measurement

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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