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measure meaning and definition

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Definition of measure (noun)

  1. any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    • "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
    • synonyms: step
  2. how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
  3. a statute in draft before it becomes law
    • "they held a public hearing on the bill"
    • synonyms: bill
  4. the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
  5. a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
  6. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  7. musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
    • "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
    • synonyms: bar
  8. measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
  9. a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance


Definition of measure (verb)

  1. determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
  2. express as a number or measure or quantity
    • "Can you quantify your results?"
    • synonyms: quantify
  3. have certain dimensions
    • "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"
  4. evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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