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measurement

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Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Measurement is the assignment of a number to a characteristic of an object or event, which can be compared with other objects or events. The scope and application of a measurement is dependent on the context and discipline. In the natural sciences and engineering ...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. the act or process of measuring; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate" [syn: measuring , measure , mensuration ]

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 The act of measure. 2 Magnitude (or extent or amount) determined by an act of measure.

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Measurement \Meas"ure*ment\, n. The act or result of measuring; mensuration; as, measurement is required. The extent, size, capacity, amount. or quantity ascertained by measuring; as, its measurement is five acres.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES objective assessment/measurement/description etc ▪ It’s hard to give an objective opinion about your own children. COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADJECTIVE accurate ▪ The figures are too small to allow accurate measurement ...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1751, "act of measuring," from measure (v.) + -ment . Related: Measurements . Meaning "dimension obtained by measuring" is from 1756.

Usage examples of measurement.

Bertillon anthropometry, in which measurements of the body, face and head were used to identify criminals.

Kohl, though, was that once the National Socialists came to power fingerprints took on less importance than the antiquated system of Bertillon anthropometry, in which measurements of the body, face and head were used to identify criminals.

We should walk briskly, pausing only for a few important measurements and almost certainly making valuable discoveries about springs of fresh water, mineral ores, antiscorbutic vegetables and the like.

Only when a knock at his door sounded, did Brett actually lift his head again from his measurements.

There is here none of the homogeneity which is the property of magnitude, and the necessary condition of measurement, giving a view of the less in the bosom of the more.

Above all, let us strive to disengage ourselves from homogeneous space, this substratum of fixity, this arbitrary scheme of measurement and division, which, to our greater advantage, subtends the natural, qualitative, and undivided extension of images.

Whether it be eye color, hair color, general health, intelligence, longevity, insanity, or congenital deafness, exact measurements show that a man and his wife, though not related by blood, actually resemble each other as much as do uncle and niece, or first cousins.

It is a First Principle, measureless, not bounded within determined size--such measurement belongs to another order--and therefore it is all-power, nowhere under limit.

Measurement is an Act of the measurer upon the measured object: it too is therefore a kind of Reason-Principle.

From these gross physical measurements, metatype could be established.

His hands went on, with almost automatic skill, adjusting the delicate micrometric measurements on the grinding tool, and connecting it to the small wind-powered generator.

Spectroscopic observation, then, combined with micrometric measurements of the cross motion, enables us to detect the real movement of the star in space.

When I was a boy, apprenticed to a millwright, he could make me check every measurement, study every piece of lumber we used.

When the ritual of obstructionism to obtain the spectra of the BSOs ensued, Margaret Burbridge, a Briton with over fifty years of observational experience, bypassed the regular channels to make the measurement herself using the relatively small 3-meter reflector telescope on Mount Hamilton outside San Jose in California, and confirmed them to be quasars.

From 1855 to 1863 he published with Roscoe a series of investigations on photochemical measurements, which W.