Definitions

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

  • n. The act of measuring or the process of being measured.
  • n. A system of measuring: measurement in miles.
  • n. The dimension, quantity, or capacity determined by measuring: the measurements of a room.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of measuring.
  • n. Magnitude (or extent or amount) determined by measurement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or result of measuring; mensuration.
  • n. The extent, size, capacity, amount. or quantity ascertained by measuring.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of measuring; mensuration.
  • n. A system of measuring or measures: as, builders' measurement.
  • n. An ascertained dimension; the length, breadth, thickness, depth, extent, quantity, capacity, etc., of a thing as determined or determinable by measuring; size, bulk, area, or contents.

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

  • n. the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule

Etymologies

measure +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It treats of the measurement of surfaces, and is therefore applied in the _measurement_ of _land_.

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  • ˜measurement™, prefer to understand (*) as a property ascription: “the system has a certain categorical property, which corresponds to the observable A having, independently of any measurement, a value in the set B”.

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  • Gigot: And that means, I think, from what I 've heard you say in the past, that teacher measurement is absolutely crucial.

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  • John Ziesel, a San Diego-based neuroscientist at the Salk Institute, meanwhile, is researching what he refers to as measurement-based design, which shows how spaces can shape our behavior.

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  • "This measurement is a very important step towards the goal of really understanding how tunnelling happens," Krausz told New Scientist.

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  • I do think though that the measurement is a little unfair to extrapolate much more than that.

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  • But with respect to getting our troops out, the measurement is the stability of Iraq.

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  • Hence the discontinuous change of the wavefunction, which happens because our knowledge changes discontinuously when we make a measurement, is regarded by them as a problem, which they call the measurement problem.

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  • And WHAT THE CRAP kind of measurement is "scant 1 5/8"!!!!

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  • Broader argument: if measurement is intractable, maybe we have the wrong focus — maybe we should look at the types of activities that tend to generate certain benefits or costs.

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