measuring

Definitions

  • Measuring the Wheat and Depositing It in The Granaries
    Measuring the Wheat and Depositing It in The Granaries
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n measuring 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: The Kodiak, which is native to Alaska, is the largest bear and can measure up to eight feet and weigh as much as 1,700 pounds
    • a Measuring Used in, or adapted for, ascertaining measurements, or dividing by measure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The smallest man ever was Gul Mohammed (1957-1997) of India, who measured 1 feet, 10? inches
    • adj Measuring that measures, or fitted for measuring
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Quotations

  • A. P. Gouthey
    A. P. Gouthey
    “If life were measured by accomplishments, most of us would die in infancy.”
  • William Hazlitt
    William%20Hazlitt
    “We must overact our part in some measure, in order to produce any effect at all.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon%20Hill
    “Action is the real measure of intelligence.”
  • Anthony Robbins
    Anthony%20Robbins
    “A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.”
  • Bishop Robert South
    Bishop Robert South
    “If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.”
  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus%20Aurelius
    “When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

You are a young man, and I fear you have been dissolute; and if so, these kindred vices have contributed a full measure to your ruin.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But let not any man think of carrying this measure by force.
"The Grand Old Man" by Richard B. Cook
As accuracy in measurement is productive of the best results, it is necessary that all measures be as accurate and definite as possible.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
To enlighten others, and to give them a similar bias, he had recourse to different measures from time to time.
"The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the" by Thomas Clarkson
No less than seventy-one persons in the course of seven nights spoke for or against the measure.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume X" by John Lord
His measures were most vigorous.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XII" by John Lord
Low wages are responsible in large measure for the evils with which we have dealt.
"Problems of Poverty" by John A. Hobson
He spoke much more to the expediency than to the legality of the measure proposed.
"The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860" by Charles Duke Yonge
But here, in a great measure, we have lost sight of the victims of avarice and lust.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Let the occasions which lead to a wicked measure be what they may, the wickedness of the measure is still sufficient to condemn it.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
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In poetry:

Or the fields should be my pleasure,
And my flocks should follow me,
Piping a frolic measure
For Joan or Marjorie.
"Soli Cantare Periti Arcades" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
Sent to souls without measure
The flame of love's message broad,
Gathering in one treasure
Fatherland, home, and God.
"Hamar-Made Matches" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
And always, as the evening chime
With measured cadence fell,
Her vespers o'er, she sought alone
A little garden dell.
"The Vesper Chime" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
Back to thyself is measured well
All thou hast given;
Thy neighbor's wrong is thy present hell,
His bliss, thy heaven.
"My Soul And I" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Who is it, in love's servitude,
Devotes his generous life,
And measures by his own heart's good
A world with evil rife?
"The Poet's Mission" by Ernest Jones
Surely thy sweet and wondrous love
Shall measure all my dayes;
And as it never shall remove,
So neither shall my praise.
"The Twenty-Third Psalme" by George Herbert

In news:

Researchers may soon be able to measure consciousness as well as we can measure a person's temperature.
The Akari HS-450i 400/500-mm HMC features X-, Y- and Z-axis travels measuring 25.2" × 24.0" × 26.8" and a work envelope measuring 29.5" × 39.4.
House Majority Leader Steny H Hoyer said Wednesday the House will not take up an electronic surveillance measure this week, further delaying any decisions on the controversial measure.
The industry's first integrated and dedicated test solution for flicker noise measurements is backed by unparalleled support and service and also capable of performing DC measurements.
Gloss was measured with a 60° gloss meter, and sealing temperature was measured by firing a glazed bisque tile in a gradient furnace and then impregnating the piece with a blue dye.
The US Department of Commerce considers gross domestic product -- a measure in dollars of the market value of goods and services produced to be the most comprehensive measure of economic activity.
In addition to normal keypad initiation, a quick mode feature allows the measurement cycle to be initiated by pushing the carriage in the direction of the object to be measured.
As with any measurement, the quality of the result depends on the measurement instrument and the care with which the operator handles the measurement procedure.
Freddie Woolfork (right), holds down a tape measure Friday morning as Vincent York (kneeling) measures the distance from the shoulder of Old Dixie Highway to the area where the edge of a potential sidewalk will begin in Gifford.
Turck's inductive analog sensors provide 360-degree angular measurement by using resistance inductive capacitance measuring technology.
Measure much larger parts, with faster travel and measuring speeds, and shorter measuring cycle times.
Introduces the RTR-505-mA wireless current logger , which can measure 4 to 20 mA currents and can be used to measure current directly or from the output of a wide variety of sensors.
Sizing up 'Measure for Measure'.
Role of Waist Measures in Characterizing the Lipid and Blood Pressure Assessment of Adolescents Classified by Body Mass IndexWaist Measures in Adolescents .
Antonio Villaraigosa sent a letter to council members supporting a variety of cost-cutting measures, including a ballot measure stripping the city attorney's office of responsibility for civil cases.
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In science:

The B and R band measurements in each set are not significantly different, however, our measured U magnitudes are brighter on average by 0.13 mag, which is about 4 standard errors of the mean away from no difference in the U measurements.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
Probability measures, ranking functions, possibility measures, and (under the appropriate de(cid:12)nitions) sets of probability measures can all be viewed as de(cid:12)ning algebraic conditional plausibility measures.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
Therefore the next measurement basis has to be “unbiased” with respect to the previous measurement results but not to the previous measurement basis vectors which were never actually found in a measurement.
Simple Adaption of Measurements for Qudit Estimation
Theorem 7.33. ([A]) Let T be a weakly mixing measure preserving transformation of a probability measure space X , let (P, S ) be the Pinsker factor of (X, T ), let L ⊆ L2 (P ) be the space of functions on P whose spectral measure under the action of S is absolutely continuous with respect to the Lebesgue measure.
Form discrete- to continuous-time ergodic theorems
Let T be a continuos action of R on a probability measure space X by weakly mixing measure preserving transformations let (P, S ) be the Pinsker factor of (X, T ), let L ⊆ L2 (P ) be the space of functions on P whose spectral measure under the action of S is absolutely continuous with respect to the Lebesgue measure.
Form discrete- to continuous-time ergodic theorems
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