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- adjective Used in, or adapted for, ascertaining measurements, or dividing by measure.
- adjective a faucet which permits only a given quantity of liquid to pass each time it is opened, or one by means of which the liquid which passes can be measured.
- adjective (Zoöl.) the larva of any geometrid moth. They are so called because they move by a process in which they first pull the rear legs forward toward their front legs, forming a loop which resembles the process of measuring with a tape measure. The motion is completed by subsequently moving the front legs forward to an advanced position. See
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- verb Present participle of
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- noun the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
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