# measurement

## Definitions

• Measuring the Wheat and Depositing It in The Granaries
• WordNet 3.6
• n measurement the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule "the measurements were carefully done","his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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WEIGHT AND MEASURE
Measuring the length of the foot
Measuring around the heel
Measuring the instep
Measuring the ball of the foot
Measuring across the toes

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
• Interesting fact: An adult "Gold Frog" measures to be 9.8 millimeters in body length
• Measurement The act or result of measuring; mensuration; as, measurement is required.
• Measurement The extent, size, capacity, amount. or quantity ascertained by measuring; as, its measurement is five acres.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
• Interesting fact: The strongest gust of wind was recorded at the Mount Washington Observatory on April 12th, 1934, and measured 231 miles per hour.
• n measurement The act of measuring; mensuration.
• n measurement A system of measuring or measures: as, builders' measurement.
• n measurement An ascertained dimension; the length, breadth, thickness, depth, extent, quantity, capacity, etc., of a thing as determined or determinable by measuring; size, bulk, area, or contents.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
• Interesting fact: The average Hostess Twinkie is 68 percent air as measured by volume according to university researchers
• ns Measurement the act of measuring: quantity found by measuring—(Measurement goods, light goods carried for charges according to bulk, not weight)
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## Quotations

• Camille Desmoulins
“Clemency is also a revolutionary measure.”
• Josiah Gilbert Holland
“Scholarship except by accident is never the measure of a person's power.”
• Paul D. Moody
“The measure of a man is not the number of his servants, but in the number of people whom he serves.”
• Source Unknown
“The trouble with measurement is its seeming simplicity.”
• Steven Tyler
“Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.”
• William R. Alger
“The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.”

## Etymology

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

## Usage

### In literature:

He did what he could to bring about useful measures, and saw them one after the other come to naught.
"George Washington, Vol. II" by Henry Cabot Lodge
I might call to mind in advance of these objections that there is no immediate necessity for the proposed measure.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
I am about to lay a foundation to a measure that will yet shed glory and luster on my reign.
"The Young Captives" by Erasmus W. Jones
And some of the scars, where men have measured their length, seem to stay.
"Quiet Talks about Jesus" by S. D. Gordon
Charley bent over his patterns, measuring and estimating in silence.
"The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol" by Lewis E. Theiss
With the passing of protective tariff measures in 1816 a readjustment of party lines took place.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
In the last measure of the third line there is a modulation into the tonality of B-flat which carries through two measures.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Upon a rocky height surrounded by precipices was planned an irregular square measuring about 200 feet each way.
"Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt" by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
God has a measure for girls and boys, and that measure is the same in Ohio, Mexico, England or Spain.
"The Children's Six Minutes" by Bruce S. Wright
The above method is convenient for measuring the rate at which an animal gallops.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Every measure was adopted to throw contempt upon paganism.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
He is also in a measure dependent upon his fellow beings.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
The measure of his requital becometh greater than the measure of the services he receiveth.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
I have measured a shoulder-stripe four times as broad as another; and some more than twice as long as others.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
The Second enters in measure forty-one, and the Conclusion in measure seventy-nine.
"The Masters and their Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
This had the sanction of both the President and the Secretary, and produced, in some measure, the desired relief.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The French nation has carried her measures of government to a greater length.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
Upon what preventive measures does the control of communicable diseases depend?
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
He observed that the objections of M^r R. were levelled not so much ag^st the measure itself, as ag^{st} its unpopularity.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which Framed the Constitution of the United States" by James Madison
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### In poetry:

Stop, for, lo!
All the measure
Of thy treasure
Now is right!—
"The Pupil In Magic" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
God on His throne is
Eldest of poets:
Unto His measures
Moveth the Whole.
"England My Mother" by William Watson
And His are the measures of life and of death;
We live in His life and we breathe in His breath;
We dwell in His keeping: so let us prepare,
While His will we obey, in His glory to share.
"God, the Source of all Good" by John Bowring
And beat true time to your sweet voice's measure;
What will you give me for this heart I bring,
That holds my life, my joy, my everything?
"The Offering" by Edith Nesbit
O precious prodigal! Fair spendthrift of thyself! thy measure,
Merciless love, is all,
Even to the last pearl in thy treasure;
All places, times, and objects be
Thy tears' sweet opportunity.
"Saint Mar Magdelene; or, The Weeper" by Richard Crashaw
The road disappearing past hills in the distance,
Its length that we measured with tears on the run.
And villages, villages, churches and churchyards,
As if all of Russia were gathered in one.

### In news:

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the most widely recognized measure of the US Stock market.
Beware 'confidence-building' measures that never force Tehran to verifiably abandon its pursuit of a nuclear-weapons capability.
Bone said she believes that mall officials should consider increasing their security measures after Sunday's attempted abduction, especially with the holiday shopping season approaching.
A farmer in southern Burke County is taking measures to prevent sediment from entering Abee Creek.
Before his next swing on the greens, Bushnell's Yardage Pro Tour, a hot new golf accessory providing accurate measurements of the distances to targets from 10 to 700 yards away, could improve his game by bringing targets six times closer.
What measures, if any, is your company taking to control excessive absenteeism .
But it's also likely that casual measurements are not especially accurate .
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.
As a result, with the newly-developed equipment, simultaneous measurement is possible by positioning the electrodes used to collect electrons in close proximity to the specimen not to interfere with reflection measurements.
Performing real-time measurement and analysis of liquids in the visible light range from 400 to 700 nanometers, the compact spectrometer features a variety of interface adapters for sample measurement in laboratory or plant environments.
Supporters of Measure D gather to watch voting returns at Bridges Golf Club on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 in San Ramon, Calif Measure D is a school bond measure that would upgrade San Ramon Valley school facilities.
Other related and important aspects of the z-tester are the measurement of resins and polymers that are employed in fabrication of glass laminates, and the measurement of pellets and powdered materials used in molding substrates .
Ten Thousand Things presents Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure," a study of what is lost when the law shows no mercy, and instead becomes drunk with power.
If doing acoustical measurements, calibrate your measurement microphone, with a calibrator or by using manufacturer-supplied data.
CourtesyIsabella (Emma Eldridge) speaks with Escalus (Paul Greisen) in a scene from?Measure for Measure.
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### In science:

The reader may also assume for sake of simplicity that X is a measurable subset of Rd and that ν is the Lebesgue measure, but it is not required: ν may be any non-atomic positive σ -ﬁnite measure on any measurable set X.
The two-sample problem for Poisson processes: adaptive tests with a non-asymptotic wild bootstrap approach
This may be understood by considering the measurement error and the post-measurement state as functions of the coupling strength G between the measured system and the measuring apparatus: As G is decreased, the measurement error increases, whereas the backaction on the measured system decreases.
Time evolution of condensed state of interacting bosons with reduced number fluctuation in a leaky box
Where applicable, **** indicates a 1% measurement, *** a few% measurement, ** a 10% measurement and * a measurement.
BEAUTY'99 Conference Summary
Often, transportation engineers use aggregated measures of system performance (Measures of Effectiveness, MOEs) such as vehicle miles traveled (VMT), the sum of all traveled distances in the system. A similar measure are “geometrical” mean speeds, which are a measure of accessibility.
The dynamics of iterated transportation simulations
Q(x) holds, but P (x) fails}| / δ c√ǫ |{x : Q(x) holds}| for some absolute constant c > 0, where the sets are measured with respect to the measure dx = Qn i=1 xi, and dxi is Lebesgue measure if the xi range over a subset of Euclidean space, or counting measure if they range over a discrete set.
An improved bound for the Minkowski dimension of Besicovitch sets in medium dimension
Every physical measuring needs a ﬁnite, different from zero measurement time and provides information in form of the choice of a measurement result from all possible measurement results.
To the finite information content of the physically existing reality
If the absorption of energy at an ob ject should be measured, the measuring is done indirectly: Initially the measurement equipment sends out free energy, which after interaction with the ob ject is received again by sensors of the measurement equipment, from what the measurement information results.
To the finite information content of the physically existing reality
Recall that two countable groups Γ and Λ are called measure equivalent (ME) if there is a σ -ﬁnite measure space (Σ, m) with commuting measure preserving Γ- and Λ-actions, such that each one of the actions admits a ﬁnite measure fundamental domain.
Ideal bicombings for hyperbolic groups and applications
Let X ⊆ C. X has ∆-measure 0 and we write µ∆ (X ) = 0, if there exists a ∆computable supermartingale d such that X ⊆ S∞ [d]. X has ∆-measure 1, if X c has ∆-measure 0. X has measure 0 in R(∆), if µ∆(X ∩ R(∆)) = 0. X has measure 1 in R(∆), if µ∆ (X c ∩ R(∆)) = 0.
A note on dimensions of polynomial size circuits
We deﬁne the (rooted) random walk loop measure µrw to be the measure that assigns measure (2n)−1ν (ω ) = (2n)−1 4−2n to each ω ∈ Ln . A rooted random walk loop soup of intensity λ is a Poissonian realization from the measure λ µrw .
Random walk loop soup
For classical measurements (which are simply quantum measurements in which all operators and density matrices commute ) this means that the set of measurement operators is invariant under all permutations of the classical states: we will refer to these as completely symmetric measurements.
A bound on the mutual information, and properties of entropy reduction, for quantum channels with inefficient measurements
It is not hard to show that all UC measurements can be obtained by mixing different UC measurements, each generated by a different operator. (Mixing a set of measurements means assigning to each a probability, and then making one measurement from the set at random based on these probabilities ).
A bound on the mutual information, and properties of entropy reduction, for quantum channels with inefficient measurements
In our combination, the CDFI lepton+jets measurements and the externally calibrated CDF-II lepton+jets measurement turn out to be 54% correlated (see Table 2), while the Run-II measurement has almost half the error of the Run-I measurement (see Table 1).
Combination of CDF and D0 Results on the Top-Quark Mass
Together, the topology of T and the transition kernels determine the measure µ on S n : µ(x) = p0 (x1 ) Y(i,j)∈E pij (xj | xi ). A measure on S n satisfying (10) for some T and {pij } is said to be compatible with tree T ; a measure is a Markov tree measure if it is compatible with some tree.
Measure Concentration of Markov Tree Processes
Also, based on these measures, we consider the groupoid measures µG and µδr called the graph groupoid measure and reduced diagram measure of Gˆ, respectively..
Graph Measures
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