re·​mea·​sure | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈme-zhər How to pronounce remeasure (audio) , -ˈmā- \
remeasured; remeasuring

Definition of remeasure

transitive + intransitive

: to measure (something or someone) again … were unwilling to conclude definitely that K-2 topped Mount Everest until Everest could be remeasured by the same technique.— John Noble Wilford had his cholesterol levels remeasured The dressmaker measured and remeasured me and pinned pieces of fabric to my limbs and torso.— Zoe Mariott When you get started, measure your waist, hips, upper thighs, and arms, and remeasure every one or two months.— Melina Jampolis

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remeasurement \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈme-​zhər-​mənt How to pronounce remeasure (audio) , -​ˈmā-​ \ noun, plural remeasurements
It also provides the opportunity to refine the manufacture and installation of the catenaries, ensuring that they are installed right first time with no need for remeasurement. — Mark Hansford Over time, attempts to develop a complete and final list of the peaks were hampered by remeasurements that altered published values for elevations. Guide to the Colorado Mountains, Tenth Edition

First Known Use of remeasure

1587, in the meaning defined above

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“Remeasure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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