Origin of measurement
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Examples from the Web for measurement
These days it appears as if women will go to great lengths to achieve that 36-24-36 measurement.Waist Training: Can You Cinch Your Waist Thin?
July 18, 2014
What measurement will NBC use to gauge their success or failure in Sochi?The Good, the Bad, and the Pink Eye
February 23, 2014
But given the measurement error inherent in calculating GDP, this is very nearly a distinction without a difference.Dismal Fourth Quarter GDP: Now With Slightly Less Dismal
February 28, 2013
In October, it stood at 24.1 miles per gallon—the highest level noted since the measurement began in late 2007.The Greenest Month Ever: Hybrids Race Ahead
December 4, 2012
By this measurement, you may judge England and find them wanting.Can England Forgive Robert Green?
June 13, 2010
They were not his sort; their standards for the measurement of things were unintelligible to him.The Market-Place
They were matters of measurement, and not of opinion or fancy.
I could now understand the measurement by which Irishmen were estimated in the London world.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
How––how about that ‘if’ you said this measurement would settle?Out of the Depths
Robert Ames Bennet
By its measurement every man stands for what he is and for what he does, not for what he was and what he did.The Clock that Had no Hands
- the act or process of measuring
- an amount, extent, or size determined by measuring
- a system of measures based on a particular standard
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Word Origin and History for measurement
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A method of determining quantity, capacity, or dimension. Several systems of measurement exist, each one comprising units whose amounts have been arbitrarily set and agreed upon by specific groups. While the United States Customary System remains the most commonly used system of measurement in the United States, the International System is accepted all over the world as the standard system for use in science.
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