The Collaborative International Dictionary
Measurer \Meas"ur*er\, n. One who measures; one whose occupation or duty is to measure commondities in market.
n. agent noun of measure; one who measures.
n. a person who makes measurements
Usage examples of "measurer".
Act of the measurer upon the measured object: it too is therefore a kind of Reason-Principle.
Measurement is an Act of the measurer upon the measured object: it too is therefore a kind of Reason-Principle.
In their underlying philosophy, so-called transformed cladists have more in common with the other school of pure-pattern measurers, the ones often called 'pheneticists' or 'numerical taxonomists', whom I have just discussed under the title of average-distance measurers.
Like average-distance measurers, transformed cladists are not out to discover family trees.
But unlike the distance measurers, who, at least in theory, are prepared to let Nature tell them whether she is actually hierarchically organized, the transformed cladists assume that she is.
I had heard, however, that the Bertillon system of measurements often depended on the personal equation of the measurer as well as on the measured.
Why, then, do these measurers and weighers of the elements contend that earth can be raised to those aerial altitudes, and that water cannot, while they admit that water is lighter, and liker to ascend than earth?
The school of distance measurers, or 'numerical taxonomists', has become a bit unfashionable lately.
They agree with the averagedistance measurers to leave open the question of whether the pattern of resemblance reflects evolutionary history.
Nor would it have daunted the unknown astronomers and measurers of time who bequeathed to the Ancient Maya a calendar of amazing complexity, a data-base about the movements of the heavenly bodies which could only have been the product of thousands of years of accurately recorded observations, and a facility with very large numbers that seemed more appropriate to the needs of a complex technological society than to those of a ‘primitive’ Central American kingdom.
Despite enormous resistance from his superiors, Bertillon had begun to record the body-part sizes of known criminals and then to categorize his results, training a staff of assistant measurers and photographers in the process.
These thoughts made computer builders and star measurers uncomfortable so they rejected them.
I'm talking about such draconian measurers as sterilizing people who have been servants for two generations, for example.