Definition of measurement in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmeZHərmənt/


1The action of measuring something: accurate measurement is essential a telescope with which precise measurements can be made
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  • Strict limits on the ratio of punitive to compensatory damages would elevate the importance of accurate measurement of compensatory harm.
  • Lack of accurate audience measurement is a main hold-up.
  • Coring also will make crop insurance yield measurement more accurate since it tends to level the surface of the grain in the bin.
quantification, computation, calculation, mensuration;
evaluation, assessment, gauging
1.1The size, length, or amount of something, as established by measuring: his inseam measurement
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  • If tree size within an orchard block is variable, then choose the measurements for the average size of the larger trees.
  • But some clothes marketers have discovered that they have had to go beyond physical measurements to satisfy consumers with apparel that fits.
  • This study looked at 342 men and women older than 65 who did not normally consume high amounts of calcium and whose BMD measurements were average for their age.
size, dimension, proportions, magnitude, amplitude;
mass, bulk, volume, capacity, extent;
value, amount, quantity, area, length, height, depth, weight, width, range
1.2A unit or system of measuring: a hand is a measurement used for measuring horses
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  • It includes more unusual units, especially scientific measurements and computer units such as hex.
  • The effort is intertwined with the business' operating goals, systems, and measurements.
  • Water will pour, fire will belch, and blood will spew in quantities guaranteed to make common measurements (like gallons or liters) inadequate by several orders of magnitude.

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Syllabification: meas·ure·ment

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