measurement

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

Definition of measurement

  1. 1 :  the act or process of measuring

  2. 2 :  a figure, extent, or amount obtained by measuring :  dimension

  3. 3 :  measure 2b

Examples of measurement in a Sentence

  1. The test is for the measurement of a student's progress.

  2. The instruments provide accurate measurement of atmospheric conditions.

  3. The room's measurements are 30 by 15 feet.

  4. The instruments are used for taking measurements of atmospheric conditions.

  5. Accurate measurements are required in carpentry.

  6. The tailor took his measurements, and his waist measurement is 36 inches.

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First Known Use of measurement

1590

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MEASUREMENT Defined for English Language Learners

measurement

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Definition of measurement for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of measuring something

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


MEASUREMENT Defined for Kids

measurement

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noun mea·sure·ment \ˈme-zhər-mənt\

Definition of measurement for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of determining size, capacity, or quantity The instruments provide accurate measurement.

  2. 2 :  the extent, size, capacity, or amount of something as has been determined The room's measurements are 20 feet by 14 feet.


Medical Dictionary

measurement

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

Medical Definition of measurement

  1. 1:  the act or process of measuring

  2. 2:  a figure, extent, or amount obtained by measuring

  3. 3:  measure 2



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