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linear measure

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noun
  1. any system for measuring length.
  2. any unit used in linear measurement, as the inch, foot, meter, etc.

Origin of linear measure

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for linear measure

linear measure

noun
  1. a unit or system of units for the measurement of lengthAlso called: long measure
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