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  • Measuring the Wheat and Depositing It in The Granaries
    Measuring the Wheat and Depositing It in The Granaries
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj measurable of distinguished importance "a measurable figure in literature"
    • adj measurable capable of being measured "measurable depths"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Back of Steel Square, Brace Measure Back of Steel Square, Brace Measure
Back of Steel Square, Essex Board Measure Back of Steel Square, Essex Board Measure
Measuring the length of the foot Measuring the length of the foot
Measuring around the heel Measuring around the heel
Measuring the instep Measuring the instep
Measuring the ball of the foot Measuring the ball of the foot
Measuring across the toes Measuring across the toes

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest stamp was issued by China and measured 210 x 65 mm
    • Measurable Capable of being measured; susceptible of mensuration or computation.
    • Measurable Moderate; temperate; not excessive. "Of his diet measurable was he.""Yet do it measurably, as it becometh Christians."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The largest earthworm on record was found in South Africa and measured 22 feet
    • measurable Capable of being measured; susceptible of mensuration or computation.
    • measurable Moderate; temperate; limited; of small quantity or extent: as, to meet with measurable success.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The smallest stamp in the world was issued in 1863 by the Columbian state of Bolivar and measured 9.5 x 8mm
    • adj Measurable that may be measured or computed: moderate: in small quantity or extent
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  • Robert H. Schuller
    “You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “They say men are molded out of faults, and for the most, become much more the better; for being a little bad. [Measure For Measure]”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. [Measure For Measure]”
  • Charles R. Darwin
    Charles R. Darwin
    “A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.”
  • T. S. Eliot
    “I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. mesurable, L. mensurabilis,. See Measure, and cf. Mensurable


In literature:

But the ministers were anxious to obtain support for their measures of revenge.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
This makes clear the distinction between the relative measure of an angle and the absolute measures, such, for instance, as the meter.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
How thoughtless of me not to have measured myself before leaving home!
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
This is at present the condition of the United States; and once, in far gone days, it was in great measure that of England.
"Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812" by Alfred Thayer Mahan
The leaves measure 6.75 x 4.25 inches.
"A Bibliography of the writings in Prose and Verse of George Henry Borrow" by Thomas J. Wise
She had been afraid, even in vision, to measure her power with theirs.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
To prevent this extensive emigration, more violent measures were adopted.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
Distance is measured from the back of the man in front to the breast of the man in rear.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Against whom these measures of precaution?
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
After much delay the compromise measure was finally passed through the House by a majority of 134 to 42 votes.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
We can measure the velocity of light by independent measurements, in the manner already explained in Chapter XII.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Whatever might be thought of the policy of the measures, he said, Congress had an undoubted right to adopt them.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
This figure also shows a current-measuring instrument in the plate circuit.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
Would the soldiers, enthusiastic as they seemed, really obey if ordered to take violent measures?
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
It brought {38} forth the Scott Act, which proved a useful if not a final measure of temperance reform.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
His feet and face were of the same swarthy hue; still he was handsome, and in a measure pleasant to look upon.
"The Glaciers of the Alps" by John Tyndall
The mixture was again filtered, measured, and used, in part, for injection and, in part, for the determination of the organic materials.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
The height, h, and the distance from the wall, l, were the potential is measured are given in metres when known.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
The cup of the nest measured 37 mm in depth.
"Birds Found on the Arctic Slope of Northern Alaska" by James W. Bee
It pulsates with slow, measured breathing, as of some monster.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman

In poetry:

"From the yarn with which I measure,
Pessyeh-Tsvaitel, filled with awe,
Wicks will make, to search the treasure,
Nightly, of Thy holy Law.
"Measuring The Graves" by Morris Rosenfeld
I once found music every where--
The whistle from the willow wrung--
The string, set in the window, there,
Sweet measures to my fancy flung.
"Remembrance" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
To the Builder whose measures none knows,
By whom the high heavens arose,
And beauty like lightning that glows,
Blow ye at New Moon the trumpet.
"Blow Ye The Trumpet" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
The depths of sky His mercy planned,
The waters are His footstools. He
Their measures gave to stream and sea
And poured them in with royal hand.
"My Lord And King" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Forgael. That’s not the story;
But I have done so great a wrong against you,
There is no measure that it would not burst.
I will confess it all.
"The Shadowy Waters: The Shadowy Waters" by William Butler Yeats
So whether our songs are sad or not,
We can give the world more pleasure,
And better ourselves, by setting the words
To a glad, triumphant measure.
"Our Lives" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

But measurements made by orbiting satellites have suggested that the lower atmosphere is cooling, leading some skeptics to argue that the world is not warming.
The Board has Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely (SMART) goals.
The wealth gap between the rich and the poor in America continues to rise, and by many measures the gap is the widest it has ever been.
If you could better measure user behavior and improve ROI, would you.
Public sector workers rally against Prime Minister David Cameron's austerity measures in London.
Ditch the rental and go made-to-measure, or handmade-to-measure, as Giorgio Armani calls his premier custom service.
The emergence of standards such as the 802.11ac has extended the modulation bandwidth to 160 MHz which requires very wide band measurement equipment to measure.
A measurement performed on one particle will tell us the result of the same measurement taken on an entangled particle.
I have a couple of questions about Measure E. Why do all voters vote on Measure E when only property owners are taxed.
Researchers may soon be able to measure consciousness as well as we can measure a person's temperature.
Both sides of Measure M, the ballot measure to create a new Santa Paula Unified School District, were presented at a forum last week at the Community Center.
Concentration determination is based on sonic velocity measurement, and provides precise and reliable measured values.
A scalar network analyzer (like the Agilent 8757D) is the most popular instrument used for scalar stimulus-response measurements due to its moderate price, high freq coverage, and fast measurement speed.
The idea would be that, once every two years, a group of several hundred average citizens would consider and place on the ballot one measure – and one measure only – on the subject of its choosing.
"Watching over a patient's full medical history is a quality measure and a cost -control measure.".

In science:

Mδ∗ (I ) ≡ Yx∈Cδ∗ (I ) (cid:26)−1, −1 + As in, we use the same notation µβ, θ, γ, Λ to denote both, the Gibbs measure on SΛ, and the probability measure it induces on Mδ∗ (I ), through the block spin transformation, i.e., a coarse grained version of the original measure.
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: localization of the phases
Since the cone R is infinite-dimensional, it has no distinguished measure (similar to the Lebesgue measure on a finite-dimensional manifold); hence we should speak of the class of most dispersed measures, rather than of a single measure.
Random Metric Spaces and Universality
Using the classical law of large numbers, one can easily find the values of the measure on the set algebra generated by the balls of arbitrary radii centered at the chosen points, and condition (4) allows one to prove that this measure extends to a countably additive Borel measure.
Random Metric Spaces and Universality
Lemma 10 A finitely additive measure µx extends to a Borel probability measure ¯µx in the space (X, ρ) if and only if the τx -measure of Πx (X ) is equal to one.
Random Metric Spaces and Universality
Obviously, the measure m∞ is invariant and ergodic under the action of the group of permutations; if m is not a δ-measure, then m∞ is a continuous (nondiscrete) measure.
Random Metric Spaces and Universality
Since a Polish space with a Borel continuous probability measure is isomorphic, as a measure space, to the interval [0, 1] with the Lebesgue measure, the problem reduces to classification of symmetric measurable functions of two variables.
Random Metric Spaces and Universality
Write µ′ for the measure on T o∐]0, t] that restricts to length measure on T o and to Lebesgue measure on ]0, t].
Rayleigh processes, real trees, and root growth with re-grafting
The atoms of PF are points in R+ × P × N and its intensity measure is dt ⊗ (ce e + µνDisl ) ⊗ # where # is the counting measure on N and dt is the Lebesgue measure.
Exchangeable Fragmentation-Coalescence processes and their equilibrium measures
Let α∞ = Vk αk,∞ be the measurable intersection of the sequence αk,∞, i.e., the biggest measurable partition of the space (X Z+, Pm ) which is smaller than any partition αk,∞ (see Appendix for the definition of a measurable partition).
Boundaries and harmonic functions for random walks with random transition probabilities
Then the conditional measures of the tail measure εθ on E with respect to the projection pΩ coincide with the tail measures εθω on the tail boundaries Eω, ω ∈ Ω.
Boundaries and harmonic functions for random walks with random transition probabilities
The measure space (X, F, m), where m is a probability measure on (X, B), and F is the m-completion of the σ -algebra B (i.e., F is generated by B and all subsets in X of m-measure 0), is called a Lebesgue space.
Boundaries and harmonic functions for random walks with random transition probabilities
We define the incomputable measure D as a mixture over all computable measures and the enumerable semimeasure W as a mixture over all enumerable nearly-measures.
Universal Convergence of Semimeasures on Individual Random Sequences
Of course, much more general spaces and reference measures can be treated: the only important restriction is that the measures singular w.r.t the reference measure and the diffusive measures form dense sets.
Generic sets in spaces of measures and generic singular continuous spectrum for Delone Hamiltonians
Ye∈TW φe,π(cid:27) × (cid:26) Yw∈W φw, p,q(cid:27), where φe,π is the Bernoulli measure on {0, 1} associated with the state of e, and φw, p,q is a wired random-cluster measure on the graph induced by Rw with root w; conversely, any such φ, with any choice of wired random-cluster measures φw, p,q, belongs to R∼ .
Branching Processes, and Random-Cluster Measures on Trees
We endow Ω(n) with the reference measure dω, defined as the Lebesgue measure on R4n times the counting measure.
Edge-reinforced random walk on a ladder