measurement

Definitions

  • Measuring the Wheat and Depositing It in The Granaries
    Measuring the Wheat and Depositing It in The Granaries
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n measurement the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule "the measurements were carefully done","his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Back of Steel Square, Brace Measure Back of Steel Square, Brace Measure
Back of Steel Square, Essex Board Measure Back of Steel Square, Essex Board Measure
WEIGHT AND MEASURE WEIGHT AND MEASURE
Measuring the length of the foot Measuring the length of the foot
Measuring around the heel Measuring around the heel
Measuring the instep Measuring the instep
Measuring the ball of the foot Measuring the ball of the foot
Measuring across the toes Measuring across the toes

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An adult "Gold Frog" measures to be 9.8 millimeters in body length
    • Measurement The act or result of measuring; mensuration; as, measurement is required.
    • Measurement The extent, size, capacity, amount. or quantity ascertained by measuring; as, its measurement is five acres.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The strongest gust of wind was recorded at the Mount Washington Observatory on April 12th, 1934, and measured 231 miles per hour.
    • n measurement The act of measuring; mensuration.
    • n measurement A system of measuring or measures: as, builders' measurement.
    • n measurement 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average Hostess Twinkie is 68 percent air as measured by volume according to university researchers
    • ns Measurement the act of measuring: quantity found by measuring—(Measurement goods, light goods carried for charges according to bulk, not weight)
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Quotations

  • Camille Desmoulins
    Camille Desmoulins
    “Clemency is also a revolutionary measure.”
  • Josiah Gilbert Holland
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    “Scholarship except by accident is never the measure of a person's power.”
  • Paul D. Moody
    Paul D. Moody
    “The measure of a man is not the number of his servants, but in the number of people whom he serves.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The trouble with measurement is its seeming simplicity.”
  • Steven Tyler
    Steven Tyler
    “Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.”
  • William R. Alger
    William R. Alger
    “The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. mesure—L. mensura, a measure—metīri, to measure.

Usage

In literature:

He did what he could to bring about useful measures, and saw them one after the other come to naught.
"George Washington, Vol. II" by Henry Cabot Lodge
I might call to mind in advance of these objections that there is no immediate necessity for the proposed measure.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
I am about to lay a foundation to a measure that will yet shed glory and luster on my reign.
"The Young Captives" by Erasmus W. Jones
And some of the scars, where men have measured their length, seem to stay.
"Quiet Talks about Jesus" by S. D. Gordon
Charley bent over his patterns, measuring and estimating in silence.
"The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol" by Lewis E. Theiss
With the passing of protective tariff measures in 1816 a readjustment of party lines took place.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
In the last measure of the third line there is a modulation into the tonality of B-flat which carries through two measures.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Upon a rocky height surrounded by precipices was planned an irregular square measuring about 200 feet each way.
"Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt" by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
God has a measure for girls and boys, and that measure is the same in Ohio, Mexico, England or Spain.
"The Children's Six Minutes" by Bruce S. Wright
The above method is convenient for measuring the rate at which an animal gallops.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
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In poetry:

Stop, for, lo!
All the measure
Of thy treasure
Now is right!—
"The Pupil In Magic" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
God on His throne is
Eldest of poets:
Unto His measures
Moveth the Whole.
"England My Mother" by William Watson
And His are the measures of life and of death;
We live in His life and we breathe in His breath;
We dwell in His keeping: so let us prepare,
While His will we obey, in His glory to share.
"God, the Source of all Good" by John Bowring
And beat true time to your sweet voice's measure;
It bears your name, it lives but for your pleasure:
What will you give me for this heart I bring,
That holds my life, my joy, my everything?
"The Offering" by Edith Nesbit
O precious prodigal! Fair spendthrift of thyself! thy measure,
Merciless love, is all,
Even to the last pearl in thy treasure;
All places, times, and objects be
Thy tears' sweet opportunity.
"Saint Mar Magdelene; or, The Weeper" by Richard Crashaw
The road disappearing past hills in the distance,
Its length that we measured with tears on the run.
And villages, villages, churches and churchyards,
As if all of Russia were gathered in one.
"Smolensk Roads" by Konstantin Simonov

In news:

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the most widely recognized measure of the US Stock market.
Beware 'confidence-building' measures that never force Tehran to verifiably abandon its pursuit of a nuclear-weapons capability.
Bone said she believes that mall officials should consider increasing their security measures after Sunday's attempted abduction , especially with the holiday shopping season approaching.
A farmer in southern Burke County is taking measures to prevent sediment from entering Abee Creek.
Before his next swing on the greens, Bushnell's Yardage Pro Tour, a hot new golf accessory providing accurate measurements of the distances to targets from 10 to 700 yards away, could improve his game by bringing targets six times closer.
What measures, if any, is your company taking to control excessive absenteeism .
But it's also likely that casual measurements are not especially accurate .
A scalar network analyzer (like the Agilent 8757D) is the most popular instrument used for scalar stimulus-response measurements due to its moderate price, high freq coverage, and fast measurement speed.
As a result, with the newly-developed equipment, simultaneous measurement is possible by positioning the electrodes used to collect electrons in close proximity to the specimen not to interfere with reflection measurements.
Performing real-time measurement and analysis of liquids in the visible light range from 400 to 700 nanometers, the compact spectrometer features a variety of interface adapters for sample measurement in laboratory or plant environments.
Supporters of Measure D gather to watch voting returns at Bridges Golf Club on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 in San Ramon, Calif Measure D is a school bond measure that would upgrade San Ramon Valley school facilities.
Other related and important aspects of the z-tester are the measurement of resins and polymers that are employed in fabrication of glass laminates, and the measurement of pellets and powdered materials used in molding substrates .
Ten Thousand Things presents Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure," a study of what is lost when the law shows no mercy, and instead becomes drunk with power.
If doing acoustical measurements, calibrate your measurement microphone, with a calibrator or by using manufacturer-supplied data.
CourtesyIsabella (Emma Eldridge) speaks with Escalus (Paul Greisen) in a scene from?Measure for Measure.
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In science:

The reader may also assume for sake of simplicity that X is a measurable subset of Rd and that ν is the Lebesgue measure, but it is not required: ν may be any non-atomic positive σ -finite measure on any measurable set X.
The two-sample problem for Poisson processes: adaptive tests with a non-asymptotic wild bootstrap approach
This may be understood by considering the measurement error and the post-measurement state as functions of the coupling strength G between the measured system and the measuring apparatus: As G is decreased, the measurement error increases, whereas the backaction on the measured system decreases.
Time evolution of condensed state of interacting bosons with reduced number fluctuation in a leaky box
Where applicable, **** indicates a 1% measurement, *** a few% measurement, ** a 10% measurement and * a measurement.
BEAUTY'99 Conference Summary
Often, transportation engineers use aggregated measures of system performance (Measures of Effectiveness, MOEs) such as vehicle miles traveled (VMT), the sum of all traveled distances in the system. A similar measure are “geometrical” mean speeds, which are a measure of accessibility.
The dynamics of iterated transportation simulations
Q(x) holds, but P (x) fails}| / δ c√ǫ |{x : Q(x) holds}| for some absolute constant c > 0, where the sets are measured with respect to the measure dx = Qn i=1 xi , and dxi is Lebesgue measure if the xi range over a subset of Euclidean space, or counting measure if they range over a discrete set.
An improved bound for the Minkowski dimension of Besicovitch sets in medium dimension
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