What does measuring mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. measurement, measuring, measure, mensurationnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Measuringadjective

    It is applied to a cast not to be distinguished in its length from another but by measuring.

    Etymology: from measure.

    When lusty shepherds throw
    The bar by turns, and none the rest out-go
    So far, but that the best are meas’ring casts,
    Their emulation and their pastime lasts. Edmund Waller.

Wikipedia

  1. measuring

    Measurement is the quantification of attributes of an object or event, which can be used to compare with other objects or events. In other words, measurement is a process of determining how large or small a physical quantity is as compared to a basic reference quantity of the same kind. The scope and application of measurement are dependent on the context and discipline. In natural sciences and engineering, measurements do not apply to nominal properties of objects or events, which is consistent with the guidelines of the International vocabulary of metrology published by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures. However, in other fields such as statistics as well as the social and behavioural sciences, measurements can have multiple levels, which would include nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio scales.Measurement is a cornerstone of trade, science, technology and quantitative research in many disciplines. Historically, many measurement systems existed for the varied fields of human existence to facilitate comparisons in these fields. Often these were achieved by local agreements between trading partners or collaborators. Since the 18th century, developments progressed towards unifying, widely accepted standards that resulted in the modern International System of Units (SI). This system reduces all physical measurements to a mathematical combination of seven base units. The science of measurement is pursued in the field of metrology. Measurement is defined as the process of comparison of an unknown quantity with a known or standard quantity.

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  1. measuring

    Measuring is the action of determining the size, quantity, capacity, extent, or amount of something by using various tools or instruments, or comparing it against established standards or units. This process can be used in different contexts such as science, engineering, cooking, construction, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Measuring

    of Measure

  2. Measuringadjective

    used in, or adapted for, ascertaining measurements, or dividing by measure

Editors Contribution

  1. measuringverb

    Verb form of the word measure.

    They were measuring the amount of water they were using to ensure they were being prudent and responsible as a family.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of measuring in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of measuring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of measuring in a Sentence

  1. David Mohr:

    I think one of the things that is most important about this is that, I think for the first time, we’re measuring actual behavior, depression and mental health in general is diagnosed and evaluated largely based on a person’s self-report … filtered through their own perceptions. So for the first time we actually have objective behavioral markers that are related to depression.

  2. Tanyapat Patthikongpan:

    Villagers found the wreckage, measuring about 2 metres wide and 3 metres long (6.6 by 9.8 feet).

  3. Paul Cameron:

    The problem with reading is that everybody reads at a different reading speed. So what Booktrack does is as you read we know how many words are on the page, every time you turn the page we're measuring how fast or slow you're reading, and then the soundtrack dynamically adjusts to match.

  4. Alan Chan:

    Well, efficient-wise, of course being scanned inside a changing room is a lot more efficient. I've tried the traditional measuring method, it felt more personal, but it took up more of my time. And I felt like the 3D managed to measure more thoroughly and more parts of myself. If I had to go to a traditional tailor and have myself measured the way the computer did, I think that would take much longer.

  5. Dan Penny:

    Changes in land use leave tell-tale traces in sedimentary deposits that can be measured. Measuring these traces in drill-cores allows us to reconstruct what people were doing in the landscape over long periods of time.

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