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
It treats of the measurement of surfaces, and is therefore applied in the _measurement_ of _land_.
˜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”.
Gigot: And that means, I think, from what I 've heard you say in the past, that teacher measurement is absolutely crucial.
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.
"This measurement is a very important step towards the goal of really understanding how tunnelling happens," Krausz told New Scientist.
I do think though that the measurement is a little unfair to extrapolate much more than that.
But with respect to getting our troops out, the measurement is the stability of Iraq.
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.
And WHAT THE CRAP kind of measurement is "scant 1 5/8"!!!!
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.