[mezh-er-muh nt]

Origin of measurement

First recorded in 1745–55; measure + -ment
Related formsmis·meas·ure·ment, nounpre·meas·ure·ment, nounre·meas·ure·ment, nounself-meas·ure·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for re-measurement

Historical Examples of re-measurement

  • The distance of the moon from the earth is just now the subject of re-measurement.

British Dictionary definitions for re-measurement


  1. the act or process of measuring
  2. an amount, extent, or size determined by measuring
  3. a system of measures based on a particular standard
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Word Origin and History for re-measurement



1751, "act of measuring," from measure (v.) + -ment. Related: Measurements. Meaning "dimension obtained by measuring" is from 1756.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

re-measurement in Science


  1. 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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