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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 measured unhurried and with care and dignity "walking at the same measured pace","with all deliberate speed"
    • adj measured carefully thought out in advance "a calculated insult","with measured irony"
    • adj measured the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
    • adj measured having notes of fixed rhythmic value
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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: Shoe salesmen have been using those little wooden measuring sticks since 1657.
    • a Measured Regulated or determined by a standard; hence, equal; uniform; graduated; limited; moderated; as, he walked with measured steps; he expressed himself in no measured terms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The complete skin covering of the body measures about 20 sq. feet.
    • measured Definitely ascertained or determined by measurement or rule; set off or laid down by measurement; adjusted or proportioned by rule.
    • measured Characterized by uniformity of movement or rhythm; rhythmical; stately; formal; deliberate : as, to walk with measured tread.
    • measured Limited or restricted; within bounds; moderate: as, to speak in no measured terms.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest cockroach on record is one measured at 3.81 inches in length.
    • adjs Measured of a certain measure: equal: uniform: steady: restricted
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  • William Shakespeare
    “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we might win, by fearing to attempt.[Measure For Measure]”
  • Robert H. Schuller
    “You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.”
  • Jean Baudrillard
    “Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.”
  • 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.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. mesure—L. mensura, a measure—metīri, to measure.


In literature:

Thus was the opposition to the tyrannical measures of the government organising itself in the spring of 1566.
"History of Holland" by George Edmundson
To this end, a measure of value is the first requisite.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
But what other measure could or ought we to adopt?
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
His exceptional misdeeds, it was declared, were to be met by exceptional measures.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
Can you tell me the diameter of the table without measuring it?
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
Mr. Henry probably thought it too bold, as a first measure, as the majority of the members did.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
All these measures are disagreeable.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
I duly received the copy you were so kind as to send me of the Bishop of Autun's proposition, on the subject of weights and measures.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The strict terms of the Sugar Act were strengthened by administrative measures.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
The measurement of these rooms, from the entrance to the extremity of the fifth room, is upwards of 700 feet.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Measure the liquid and add sufficient milk to measure one and one-half cups.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
A copy of the Bible, printed in London in 1626, is bound in canvas, and measures 6 by 3-1/2 inches.
"English Embroidered Bookbindings" by Cyril James Humphries Davenport
Moreover his measure of distance was primitive.
"Hunting in Many Lands" by Various
It measures 3-1/4 m. along the shore, and is 1 m. wide.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
They set about neutralizing the post office act by an effective counter measure.
"The History of the Post Office in British North America" by William Smith
The micrometer microscopes must also measure correct quantities on the divided circle or circles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6" by Various
He so mastered the subject that he became renowned for the accuracy of his measurements.
"Lincoln, the Politician" by T. Aaron Levy
Straight lines indicate straight measurements between two points, not following curves; and curved lines indicate circumference measurements.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
To measure any one of these factors, the other two must be constant.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
To say that the Universal Reason is the measure of truth is to assign no measure at all.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume III (of 4)" by George Grote

In poetry:

Thoughts of Thy love will yet remain with me,
And in my silent hours may shape assume,
And by their measures help to lift the gloom
Of this dark world, and bring men nearer Thee.
"God's Plan Is Best" by Joseph Horatio Chant
O FLY not, Pleasure, pleasant-hearted Pleasure;
Fold me thy wings, I prithee, yet and stay:
For my heart no measure
Knows, nor other treasure
To buy a garland for my love to-day.
"Song" by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
Children - is evening, evening on the couch,
In the fog, through the window, glimmer street lamps,
A measured voice of the tale of King Saltan,
Mermaid-sisters of seas from tales.
"Little World" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
We came to a garden of beauty and pleasure—
It was not the way that our own feet choose—
Where a revel was whirling in many a measure,
And the myriad roar of a great crowd rose;
"The Three Pilgrims" by Archibald Lampman
Lost is not failure; not success is gain;
Idle as measure are both bliss and pain.
Who falters, fails, although he cluth the prize;
Who proves his utmost, wins, though dead he dies.
"Failure" by Arlo Bates
Ah, suffer that my song
To thee alone belong:
No dearer happiness my heart would choose
Than thus to cast, O sweet,
Each measured scroll before thy perfect feet,
Having no other muse.
"Erato" by Clark Ashton Smith

In news:

Mitt Romney and Ray Suarez discuss plans for unprecedented safety measures for both athletes and spectators at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Measure A is passed handily with 77 percent voting in favor and only 23 percent opposed.
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's top security body has called for a "comprehensive survey" of security measures at Beirut airport after a body was found inside the wheel bay of an airliner that took off from there.
Aftershock measuring 6.1 rocks overwhelmed Haiti.
The aftershocks have been so plentiful that the world's premier earthquake-measurement service has since modified its alert system to filter out the smaller aftershocks .
Contract manufacturer measures success one second at a time.
Measuring curl across the tile.
Measure passes along party lines.
Part of the laser system used for measuring the shape of the electron.
The city has made tweaks to its general parking ordinance, with officials saying the changes clean up antiquated language – and will help Buffalo Police officers better enforce the measures.
Lens aperture is a measurement of how much light your camera's lens is capturing.
When a person with a disability is part of the household, special measures are required to prepare for a natural disaster.
FDA says it was measuring the wrong form.
Use a tape measure to get the dimensions of a room.
The MCA's "Skyscraper" takes the measure of urban towers.

In science:

It is well known (and easy to prove) that if there is no measurable cardinal below κ then κ is measurable if and only if it admits a σ-complete ultrafilter, in other words, a countably additive measure such that every subset has measure either 0 or 1.
Exercices de style: A homotopy theory for set theory II
A measurable set A ⊆ X is invariant under T if T −1 (A) = A modulo a set of measure 0. (3) T is ergodic if it is measure preserving and every T -invariant measurable subset of X has measure 0 or measure 1.
Randomness and Non-ergodic Systems
Given a measure space (Ω, A) with a measurable flow (θg )g∈G and a stationary probability measure P any equivariant measure is automatically invariant.
Optimal transport between random measures
Given a random measure, the measure (λ•P)(dy, dω) := λω (dy) P(dω) on M × Ω is called Campbel l measure of the random measure λ• .
Optimal transport between random measures
The old origin ot is Gt -measurable, hence so is the random set ˜Dt . b) If F is Fr -measurable, then Ft = F (σ−t g) (cid:96) r (g, t) is Gt -measurable. c) If f is F1 -measurable, then for P-almost every g on the event {ot (cid:54)= ∞}, P ˜Dt (g) (g, f ) is a version of the conditional expectation E(f |Gt ).
Geodesics of Random Riemannian Metrics I: Random Perturbations of Euclidean Geometry
Since we have already recalled the space is isomorphic to T ∗SL(2, C) (cid:39) T2 //C, the measure can also be shown to be equivalent to the standard measure on T ∗SL(2, C) given by the product of the Lesbegue measure on the algebra, times the Haar measure on the group.
The twistorial structure of loop-gravity transition amplitudes
It is a standard result that the random measure ηn = PN (n) i=1 δYi, where δx indicates a Dirac mass at x, is a Poisson measure on Rm with control measure given by µn (dx) = nf (x)dx (with dx indicating the Lebesgue measure on Rm ).
Portmanteau inequalities on the Poisson space: mixed regimes and multidimensional clustering
The measure on this space is defined as follows: the first copy of ΩV (G) is equipped with the measure µV (G), the second copy with the measure ν V (G) and Γ(G, v) is equipped with the measure Ψ on paths determined by M and the starting point v .
Detecting the trail of a random walker in a random scenery
Below we will evaluate the post-measurement state and show that measuring I ⊗ M in the post-measurement state always yields measurement results opposite to the measurement results on the first qubit.
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
I ⊗ M|ϕ+ϕ− i = I ⊗ Q+ |ϕ+ϕ− i − I ⊗ Q− |ϕ+ϕ− i = −|ϕ+ϕ− i, I ⊗ M|ϕ−ϕ+ i = |ϕ−ϕ+ i, that is, the post-measurement state |ϕ+ϕ− i (or |ϕ−ϕ+ i) is the eigenvector of I ⊗ M corresponding to eigenvalue −1 (or +1), performing measurement on I ⊗ M in the post-measurement state must always yield measurement result −1 (or +1).
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
For instance, if f (r) = δ(r − 1), the resulting measure is the standard measure on n-edge equilateral arms and the corresponding measure on Pd (n) is the standard measure on closed equilateral polygons.
The Expected Total Curvature of Random Polygons
If f (r) = N (0, 1), the resulting measure on Ad (n) is the standard measure on Gaussian random arms and the corresponding measure on Pd (n) is the standard measure on Gaussian random polygons.
The Expected Total Curvature of Random Polygons
Therefore, we can define a measure on A3 (n) which is the product of some measure on [0, +∞) and the symmetric measure on Arm3 (n) simply by pushing forward any spherically symmetric measure on Hn .
The Expected Total Curvature of Random Polygons
To prove Theorem 2, which says that the expected value of any scale-invariant function on polygons is the same whether we compute it with respect to the Hopf-Gaussian measure or the symmetric measure, it suffices to show that the Hopf-Gaussian measure is a product measure: Proposition 12.
The Expected Total Curvature of Random Polygons
Regarding such invariant measures as “natural” invariant measures (to distinguish them from any singular measures that may exist), we may ask if such measures are unique and if so, whether they capture the asymptotic dynamics of almost all points.
A pathological random perturbation of the Cat Map