Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Determined by measurement.
  • adjective Careful; restrained.
  • adjective Calculated; deliberate.
  • adjective Regular in rhythm and number.
  • adjective Slow and stately.
  • adjective Written in meter.
  • adjective Music Mensural.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective That has been determined by measurement.
  • adjective Deliberate but restrained.
  • adjective of poetry, etc. Rhythmically written in meter; metrical.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of measure.

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

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

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Examples

  • The tag measured all the sounds heard by the whales and their subsequent swimming movements.

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  • The last Concordia president to hang on to the job for a term measured in years rather than months has returned to take the helm of the university.

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  • The last Concordia president to hang on to the job for a term measured in years rather than months has returned to take the helm of the university.

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  • By claiming he had already been sentenced, and to a term measured in days not months, the defense tried to make it appear that Polanski wasn't eligible for extradition.

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  • While given tastes at times, these scenes always come to the audience in measured doses, as if the producers are afraid too much of the good stuff will paralyze the public into a coma of suspended awesome-shock.

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  • (What should be measured is not total number of blogs, but number of “active” blogs – those that have been alive for more than x months and on which postings are made every y days – there are far, far fewer of these “sustained” blogs.)

    Magazines

  • That bruin measured 19 & 13/16, made the record book and after two years of waiting, he is suppose to be fully mounted and in my basement this weekend.

    Just checking out the new digs.

  • So, I suspect that the amounts of gases measured from the free-ranging ungulates would vary across seasons with the lowest production in the Spring since the leaves would be young, less fibrous, and more nutritious.

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  • That bruin measured 19 & 13/16, made the record book and after two years of waiting, he is suppose to be fully mounted and in my basement this weekend.

    Just checking out the new digs.

  • Of your own design, you marched backward in measured retreat.

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