Definition of measurement in English:

measurement

noun

mass noun
  • 1The action of measuring something.

    ‘accurate measurement is essential’
    count noun ‘a telescope with which precise measurements can be made’
    • ‘Both the US and the UK are proposing and using x-ray scanners on people, but in the US this involves a diligent process of measurement for potential hazards, while in the UK they just get haphazardly deployed.’
    • ‘In the above described procedure, the neoclassical assumptions and accurate measurement of inputs and outputs are of fundamental importance.’
    • ‘But insinuating finance into a process that generally resists measurement can be daunting, if only because traditional accounting systems are not well suited to the task.’
    • ‘There is no substitute for measurement and numerical accuracy.’
    • ‘Monthly data may allow more precise measurement of consumption responses to price changes that are obscured and averaged out through the use of annual data.’
    • ‘Fair and accurate accounting should be based on the actual measurement of an expenditure or receipt that is determined in cash.’
    • ‘Strict limits on the ratio of punitive to compensatory damages would elevate the importance of accurate measurement of compensatory harm.’
    • ‘Some processes lend themselves more easily to measurement.’
    • ‘The real difficulty on the contrary is that of precise measurement.’
    • ‘One big challenge is figuring out which activities are truly important and just how precise measurement should be.’
    • ‘Precise information about tempo measurement before Beethoven's time is scarce.’
    • ‘It might seem, at first glance, that we could perform capital accounting for an entire country using money prices, achieving at least the same accuracy of measurement as the businessman.’
    • ‘But error is a normal part of science, skepticism is its conscience, and control experiments uncover flaws in reasoning or measurement.’
    • ‘Lack of accurate audience measurement is a main hold-up.’
    • ‘‘Scientific management’ stresses careful planning, measurement, timing and monitoring of work as a precursor of industrial efficiency and harmony.’
    • ‘Coring also will make crop insurance yield measurement more accurate since it tends to level the surface of the grain in the bin.’
    • ‘The non-marginal elasticity involves measurement of the price and quantity demanded before and after the change.’
    • ‘Upwards of 80 per cent of its people survive on subsistence farming, and in terms of generally accepted economic measurement they live in poverty.’
    • ‘The two angled rollers support the stem for precise feeding and measurement, and five knives delimb cleanly and efficiently.’
    • ‘She says each antibody in a panel attaches to a different site on the cytokine, allowing accurate measurement.’
    quantification, quantifying, computation, calculation, mensuration
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    1. 1.1count noun The size, length, or amount of something, as established by measuring.
      ‘his inside leg measurement’
      • ‘But some clothes marketers have discovered that they have had to go beyond physical measurements to satisfy consumers with apparel that fits.’
      • ‘As many as eight spots on the home page change each week, in response to measurements of consumer interest.’
      • ‘None of the other body measurements were different.’
      • ‘Though actual numbers vary by business, general measurements indicate that the ratio of the amount of tape to disk data for all data centers typically ranges between six and eight to one.’
      • ‘Power correction often is noted in the literature for a system, but we have seen radically different measurements relative to the published number.’
      • ‘Data such as hip height measurements and muscle scores were also recorded.’
      • ‘Consumers enter their measurements into the program, and create a personalized image, that can be used for trying on garments.’
      • ‘The toughest part of their work is the futility of using quantitative measurements to gauge performance.’
      • ‘She grabbed a stick and marked off different yard measurements for her sprints.’
      • ‘And in the central Arctic, submarine measurements indicate that the average thickness has declined by 40 percent in recent decades.’
      • ‘In any case, it's better to take a number of height measurements, throw out the outlying numbers, and average the rest.’
      • ‘This study looked at 342 men and women older than 65 who did not normally consume high amounts of calcium and whose BMD measurements were average for their age.’
      • ‘Now the team's task is to identify the relationship between the conductivity measurements and factors that affect availability of water and nutrients.’
      • ‘I have spent all morning taking your measurements Madame as the Count asked me to do.’
      • ‘You may escort him upstairs and have the tailor called in to take his measurements for the new garments.’
      • ‘The file went on to list genetic structures and things nobody really needed to know, such as clothing sizes, shoulder width, waist measurement, height, weight and other dated information.’
      • ‘It is measured by league-tables of output, by comparative GDP figures and by productivity measurements published each week in the back of the Economist.’
      • ‘If tree size within an orchard block is variable, then choose the measurements for the average size of the larger trees.’
      • ‘These could not be ordinary handcuffs; they were too thick and tight-fitting, as though they had been specifically tailored for his measurements.’
      • ‘For one thing, SAP didn't have the functionality to support an apparel business, which sizes products based on multiple variables, such as inseam and waist measurements.’
      value, amount, quantity, area, length, height, depth, weight, width, range, acreage, footage, mileage, tonnage
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    2. 1.2count noun A unit or system of measuring.
      ‘a hand is a measurement used for measuring horses’
      • ‘The body measurements combined very well with British units of measurement.’
      • ‘It includes more unusual units, especially scientific measurements and computer units such as hex.’
      • ‘The effort is intertwined with the business' operating goals, systems, and measurements.’
      • ‘Besides, you think a human being would use a measurement called the ‘cubit’?’
      • ‘Water will pour, fire will belch, and blood will spew in quantities guaranteed to make common measurements (like gallons or liters) inadequate by several orders of magnitude.’
      • ‘In the UK we have many different measurements for inflation, each one trying to get the ‘right’ answer by tracking the ideal combination of goods and services that best reflects the experience of the public.’
      quantity, measure, denomination, value
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Pronunciation

measurement

/ˈmɛʒəm(ə)nt/