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Another word for measurement

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Noun
  1. The act or process of ascertaining dimensions, quantity, or capacity

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    big

Another word for measurement

Noun
  1. The act of measuring

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    judgment

  2. The result of measuring

      1. The full period or length of a contest or game:
      2. The extent of space between points on a measured course.
      3. (Horse Racing) A space that is a certain distance back from the finish line: in order to be qualified for future heats, a horse must have reached this space by the time the winner has completed the course
      1. (Mathematics) The least number of independent coordinates required to specify uniquely the points in a space.
      2. A measure of spatial extent, especially width, height, or length.
      3. The nature and relationship of the units entering into some physical quantity
      1. (Statistics) A constant assigned to a single item in a frequency distribution, indicative of the item's relative importance
      2. The amount a specified thing should weigh
      3. The number of pounds a horse is required to carry for a particular race, including the weight of the jockey, the saddle, and, often, added lead weights
      1. (Music) The relative position of a note within a given scale
      2. Extent, amount, or relative intensity
      3. (Math., Astron., Geog., etc.) A unit of measure for angles or arcs, one 360th part of the circumference of a circle: the measure of an angle is the number of degrees between its sides considered as radii of a circle
      1. A place, often assigned, for pitching a tent or parking a trailer, etc.
      2. The distance traveled by a machine screw in a single revolution.
      3. The distance that a propeller would travel in an ideal medium during one complete revolution, measured parallel to the shaft of the propeller.
      1. Any one of a series of moments at which the same or nearly the same thing recurs; repeated occasion
      2. Any period in the history of humanity or of the universe, often specif. with reference to a characteristic social structure, set of customs, famous person living then, etc.
      3. A similar number representing a specific point on this continuum, reckoned in hours and minutes:
      1. A hill, mountain, or other piece of ground that stands out from the surrounding land.
      2. Elevation or distance above a given level, as above the surface of the earth or sea; altitude
      3. A point or place considerably above most others; eminence; elevation; hill
      1. A piece of something of a certain width
      2. (Cricket) The horizontal distance between a batsman and the ball as it passes him.
      3. A piece of material measured along its smaller dimension or its crosswise grain, especially a piece of fabric measured from selvage to selvage.
      1. The extent, measurement, or dimension downward, backward, or inward:
      2. The most profound or intense part or stage:
      3. Strength held in reserve, especially a supply of skilled or capable replacements:
      1. (Physics) Ratio of the mass of an object to its volume
      2. The quantity of something per unit measure, especially per unit length, area, or volume.
      3. (Computers) A measure of the number of bits that can be stored in a given amount of physical space on a storage medium.
      1. Any of the separate books making up a matched set or a complete work
      2. The amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object or region of space, expressed in cubic units.
      3. A set of the issues of a periodical over a fixed period of time, usually a year
      1. A division of experience, activity, or knowledge; a field:
      2. A part of a house, lot, district, city, etc. having a specific use or character
      3. A distinct part or section, as of a building, set aside for a specific function:
      1. A measure used as a unit to estimate distances:
      2. A piece, often of a standard size, that is normally measured along its greatest dimension:
      3. The amount of time between specified moments; the duration:
      1. A limited amount or degree:
      2. A standard for determining extent, dimensions, etc.; unit of measurement, as an inch, yard, or bushel
      3. The act or process of determining extent, dimensions, etc.; measurement
      1. The dimension between two surfaces of an object, usually the dimension of smallest measure.
      2. A layer, sheet, stratum, or ply:
      3. The measure of how thick a thing is, as distinguished from the length or width of any of its surfaces
      1. An exact amount or number:
      2. The exact amount of a particular thing
      3. (--- Linguistics) The relative amount of time needed to pronounce a vowel, consonant, or syllable.
      1. (Geology) A measure of the amount of energy released by an earthquake, as indicated on the Richter scale.
      2. (Astron.) A number representing the apparent brightness of a celestial body: originally a number in a scale of values 1-6 and applied only to objects (excluding the sun and moon) visible to the naked eye, with the brightest stars at c. 1.5 (1 is the first magnitude) and stars at c. 6 (sixth magnitude) being barely visible, the scale now includes the sun (at −26.7) and moon (c. −12.7 when full) as well as the faintest objects visible telescopically (c. 36): each increase of one magnitude represents an increase of 2.512 times the brightness
      3. A property that can be described by a real number, such as the volume of a sphere or the length of a vector.
      1. An extensive space or area:
      2. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
      3. The space, amount, or degree to which a thing extends; size; length; breadth
      1. Full extent of pitch, from highest to lowest tones, of a voice, instrument, composition, etc.
      2. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
      3. A stove with spaces for cooking a number of things at the same time.
      1. (Geom.) The perpendicular distance from the designated base of a figure to its highest point or to the side parallel to the base
      2. A high place or region
      3. The height of a thing above a reference level, especially above sea level or above the earth's surface.
      1. The breadth, depth or reach of a subject; a domain.
      2. The extent of a given activity or subject that is involved, treated, or relevant:
      3. The range or extent of action, inquiry, etc., or of an activity, concept, etc.
      1. The act or an instance of stretching or thrusting out:
      2. The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
      3. The extent or distance something can reach:
      1. The sum of two or more quantities; total
      2. The whole meaning, value, or effect
      3. The full effect or meaning; import.
      1. The position in which one functions; role:
      2. The maximum amount that can be contained:
      3. The amount of space that can be filled; room for holding; content or volume
      1. (Statistics) The number of measurements or observations having a certain value or characteristic.
      2. (Math., Statistics) The number of times an event, value, or characteristic occurs in a given period
      3. The number of complete cycles of a periodic process occurring per unit time.
      1. (--- Physics) The internal friction of a fluid which makes it resist flowing past a solid surface or other layers of the fluid: symbol, η
      2. A measure of this; specif., a number indicating the ability of a motor oil to maintain its viscosity with seasonal changes of temperature
      3. (Countable, physics) A quantity expressing the magnitude of internal friction in a fluid, as measured by the force per unit area resisting uniform flow.
      1. Degree or extent; relative strength, magnitude, vigor, etc.
      2. (Physics) time-averaged energy flux (the ratio of average power to the area through which the power "flows"); irradiance
      3. (Physics) The amount or degree of strength of electricity, light, heat, or sound per unit area or volume.
      1. An influence acting as a source of distress or hardship:
      2. (Archaic) A mark made by application of force or weight; an impression.
      3. The application of continuous force by one body on another that it is touching; compression.
      1. The state of being in rapid motion; rapidity:
      2. The act of moving rapidly:
      3. The length of time required or permitted for a camera shutter to open and admit light.
      1. The process of being accelerated.
      2. The rate of change in the velocity of a moving body
      3. (Physics) The rate of change of velocity with respect to time.
      1. Speed, swiftness; the condition of being rapid
      2. (Physics) A measure of the velocity of a particle in a beam relative to the beam#s axis
      3. (Physics) A measure of velocity relative to the speed of light
      1. The diameter of the inside of a round cylinder, such as a tube.
      2. Degree of worth or value of a person or thing; quality or ability
      3. The diameter of the bore of a firearm, usually shown in hundredths or thousandths of an inch and expressed in writing or print in terms of a decimal fraction:
      1. The relative resistance of a mineral to scratching, as measured by the Mohs scale.
      2. The relative resistance of a metal or other material to denting, scratching, or bending.
      3. The state or quality of being hard (in various senses)
      1. A slope or gradual inclination, especially of a road or railroad track:
      2. A set of persons or things all falling in the same specified limits; a class.
      3. Any of the divisions in a school curriculum usually equal to one year; most systems in the U.S. include twelve grades after the kindergarten
      1. Something, such as a railroad trestle or bridge, that extends from one point to another.
      2. The distance from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger when the hand is fully extended, formerly used as a unit of measure equal to about 9 inches (23 centimeters).
      3. The full duration (often with of)
      1. A very short distance:
      2. A sequence of movements in dancing, usually repeated in a set pattern
      3. One of a series of rhythmical, patterned movements of the feet used in a dance:
      1. A set of such gradations:
      2. The act or process of calibrating or the state of being calibrated.
      3. A gradation that shows a position or value, as on a measuring instrument.
      1. The ability to deal with difficult situations or to maintain a moral or intellectual position:
      2. The state or quality of being strong; physical power or capacity:
      3. The number of people constituting a normal or ideal organization:
      1. (Painting) A large area or form of one color, shade, intensity, etc.
      2. (Physics) The quantity of matter in a body as measured by its inertia; the ratio of force to the acceleration produced by that force: the gravitational force on an object is proportional to its mass
      3. (Physics) A property of matter equal to the measure of the amount of matter contained in or constituting a physical body that partly determines the body's resistance to changes in the speed or direction of its motion. The mass of an object is not dependent on gravity and therefore is different from but proportional to its weight.
    See also:

    size

  3. A set of measures

      1. A very small degree or amount:
      2. A unit of length in the US Customary and British Imperial systems, equal to112 of a foot (2.54 centimeters).
      3. A unit of length in the FPS system, equal to112 foot (2.54 cm)
      1. The lowest part; the bottom:
      2. The end opposite the head, top, or front:
      3. (Brit.) Foot soldiers; infantry
      1. (Naut.) A slender spar, tapering toward the ends, fastened at right angles across a mast to support a sail
      2. A unit of length in the FPS system, equal to 3 feet or 36 inches (0.9144 meter): abbrev. yd
      3. A cubic yard, equal to 27 cubic feet or 46,656 cubic inches (0.7646 cubic meter)
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    measure