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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
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.
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.
used in, or adapted for, ascertaining measurements, or dividing by measure
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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The numerical value of measuring in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of measuring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of measuring in a Sentence
Measuring PFAS concentrations in food, estimating dietary exposure and determining the associated health effects is an emerging area of science.
I think he is a measuring stick of what sports stars should be today.
Measuring such a large cohort without any prejudice really enlightened us on how inaccurate we all were about one of the most basic concepts of our existence, which is what we eat and how we integrate nutrition into our daily life, in contrast to our current practices, tailoring diets to the individual may allow us to utilize nutrition as means of controlling elevated blood sugar levels and its associated medical conditions.
We can only manage what we measure, if you're not even measuring your own spending, then basically you're just flying blind.
There was no coordination, one person would be in charge of measuring my blood pressure. Another would come in when the alarm went off, and they never thought, 'Gee if the alarm goes off, I should also do blood pressure.'.
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