What does measurement mean?

Definitions for measurement
ˈmɛʒ ər məntmea·sure·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. measurement, measuring, measure, mensuration(noun)

    the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule

    "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"


  1. measurement(Noun)

    The act of measuring.

  2. measurement(Noun)

    Magnitude (or extent or amount) determined by measurement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Measurement(noun)

    the act or result of measuring; mensuration; as, measurement is required

  2. Measurement(noun)

    the extent, size, capacity, amount. or quantity ascertained by measuring; as, its measurement is five acres


  1. Measurement

    Measurement is the assignment of numbers to objects or events. It is a cornerstone of most natural sciences, technology, economics, and quantitative research in other social sciences.

Editors Contribution

  1. measurement

    The act or process of a measure.

    The measurement of the curtain rail was important in determining what length curtain to buy.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'measurement' in Nouns Frequency: #1369

How to pronounce measurement?

  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of measurement in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of measurement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of measurement in a Sentence

  1. Tom Spetalnick:

    Eye care patients tend to think that an eye exam is just a measurement for glasses, and that is a real important test, because people want to see well out of their glasses. But it's a fairly small part of an overall comprehensive eye examination and has no impact, or very little impact, on assessing the health of the eye, there is a standard of care when an eye doctor is expected to perform an eye exam and the eye exam is expected to determine if the patient does or doesn't have things like glaucoma, retina problems, even diabetes can be detected.

  2. Tom Zegan:

    Time is the measurement of the rotation of the Earths Surface around the Circumference of it's Axis.

  3. Dru Smith:

    It's remarkable, quite honestly, that they had the ability to get such an accurate measurement back in that time.

  4. Evan Keane:

    The good news is our observations and the model match - we have found the missing matter, it’s the first time a fast radio burst has been used to conduct a cosmological measurement.

  5. Christopher Murray:

    We made a big push trying to take into account how people move around, like direct measurement through cell phone data, there's more social distancing across the country than I think we expected. A number of states in the South will have smaller epidemics than expected.

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