Part of speech: noun

The act or result of measuring.

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Usage examples "measurement":

  1. So a favorite son could hardly have retained the purity that women take as a standard of measurement. - "The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him", Paul Leicester Ford.
  2. If the quantity of heat that is produced by burning a food is measured, the measurement indicates the quantity of energy that the food is capable of giving to the body. - "School and Home Cooking", Carlotta C. Greer.
  3. He should not be brought too closely to real measurement. - "The English Constitution", Walter Bagehot.