Definition of measurement in English:

measurement

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The action of measuring something:

    ‘accurate measurement is essential’
    [count noun] ‘a telescope with which precise measurements can be made’
    • ‘In the above described procedure, the neoclassical assumptions and accurate measurement of inputs and outputs are of fundamental importance.’
    • ‘There is no substitute for measurement and numerical accuracy.’
    • ‘One big challenge is figuring out which activities are truly important and just how precise measurement should be.’
    • ‘Strict limits on the ratio of punitive to compensatory damages would elevate the importance of accurate measurement of compensatory harm.’
    • ‘She says each antibody in a panel attaches to a different site on the cytokine, allowing accurate measurement.’
    • ‘But error is a normal part of science, skepticism is its conscience, and control experiments uncover flaws in reasoning or measurement.’
    • ‘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 real difficulty on the contrary is that of precise measurement.’
    • ‘Fair and accurate accounting should be based on the actual measurement of an expenditure or receipt that is determined in cash.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘Scientific management’ stresses careful planning, measurement, timing and monitoring of work as a precursor of industrial efficiency and harmony.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Lack of accurate audience measurement is a main hold-up.’
    • ‘The two angled rollers support the stem for precise feeding and measurement, and five knives delimb cleanly and efficiently.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The non-marginal elasticity involves measurement of the price and quantity demanded before and after the change.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Coring also will make crop insurance yield measurement more accurate since it tends to level the surface of the grain in the bin.’
    • ‘Some processes lend themselves more easily to measurement.’
    • ‘Precise information about tempo measurement before Beethoven's time is scarce.’
    quantification, quantifying, computation, calculation, mensuration
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    1. 1.1[count noun] The size, length, or amount of something, as established by measuring:
      ‘his inside leg measurement’
      • ‘If tree size within an orchard block is variable, then choose the measurements for the average size of the larger trees.’
      • ‘She grabbed a stick and marked off different yard measurements for her sprints.’
      • ‘In any case, it's better to take a number of height measurements, throw out the outlying numbers, and average the rest.’
      • ‘I have spent all morning taking your measurements Madame as the Count asked me to do.’
      • ‘Now the team's task is to identify the relationship between the conductivity measurements and factors that affect availability of water and nutrients.’
      • ‘These could not be ordinary handcuffs; they were too thick and tight-fitting, as though they had been specifically tailored for his measurements.’
      • ‘Power correction often is noted in the literature for a system, but we have seen radically different measurements relative to the published number.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The toughest part of their work is the futility of using quantitative measurements to gauge performance.’
      • ‘But some clothes marketers have discovered that they have had to go beyond physical measurements to satisfy consumers with apparel that fits.’
      • ‘And in the central Arctic, submarine measurements indicate that the average thickness has declined by 40 percent in recent decades.’
      • ‘Data such as hip height measurements and muscle scores were also recorded.’
      • ‘As many as eight spots on the home page change each week, in response to measurements of consumer interest.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘You may escort him upstairs and have the tailor called in to take his measurements for the new garments.’
      • ‘Consumers enter their measurements into the program, and create a personalized image, that can be used for trying on garments.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘None of the other body measurements were different.’
      • ‘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.’
      value, amount, quantity, area, length, height, depth, weight, width, range, acreage, footage, mileage, tonnage
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    2. 1.2[count 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/