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admeasurement

[ad-mezh-er-muh nt]
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noun
  1. the process of measuring.
  2. the number, dimensions, or measure of anything.
  3. apportionment.

Origin of admeasurement

First recorded in 1590–1600; admeasure + -ment
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Examples from the Web for admeasurement

Historical Examples

  • This admeasurement raised my merriment to its acme, and I laughed aloud.

    Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 2

    Various

  • We are thus particular in her admeasurement, because it materially influenced the decision on her complaint.

  • Also, the admeasurement of a ship, and thence to ascertain her cubical contents converted into tons.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • Their vastness seems to defy our admeasurement, and their complexity and difficulty may defeat our feeble efforts at solution.

    The Theistic Conception of the World

    B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker

  • This so-called Statute of Admeasurement has not been traced to any authoritative source.

    Domesday Book and Beyond

    Frederic William Maitland