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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 Geometrid.

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  • verb Present participle of measure.

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

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