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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Determined by measurement: The measured distance was less than a mile.
  • adj. Careful; restrained: spoke in measured words.
  • adj. Calculated; deliberate: with measured irony.
  • adj. Regular in rhythm and number: "A clock struck slowly in the house with a measured, solemn chime” ( Thomas Wolfe).
  • adj. Slow and stately.
  • adj. Written in meter.
  • adj. Music Mensural.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That has been determined by measurement.
  • adj. Deliberate but restrained.
  • adj. Rhythmically written in meter; metrical.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of measure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Regulated or determined by a standard; hence, equal; uniform; graduated; limited; moderated

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Definitely ascertained or determined by measurement or rule; set off or laid down by measurement; adjusted or proportioned by rule.
  • Characterized by uniformity of movement or rhythm; rhythmical; stately; formal; deliberate : as, to walk with measured tread.
  • Limited or restricted; within bounds; moderate: as, to speak in no measured terms.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
  • adj. carefully thought out in advance
  • adj. having notes of fixed rhythmic value
  • adj. unhurried and with care and dignity

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