fundamental measure


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Noun1.fundamental measure - one of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement
quantity, measure, amount - how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
temperature - the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)
mass - the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
length - the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place; "the length of the table was 5 feet"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
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THE fundamental measure of a civilised society should surely be that none of its citizens are allowed to go hungry.
Explaining its decision, the tribunal said: "In principle, the case for the introduction of such a fundamental measure, whether used or not, needed to be compelling.
The most fundamental measure of any economy is employment, and confetti still littered the convention floor when Friday morning brought another lackluster employment report from the Labor Department.
Determined transmmissivity is one of the fundamental measure of how good an aquifer is, transmmissivity indicate how easily groundwater can flow through a rock to a borehole.
lt;p>AaAa The minister underlined that the census, which is a fundamental measure of protection, will make it possible "to identify those who are truly from the southern provinces of Morocco.
The association considers its affordability index the most fundamental measure of housing well-being for first-time buyers in the state.
Health officials see infant mortality as a fundamental measure of social welfare.
Region centre head for Barclays Wealth Andrew Miller said the first and most fundamental measure would be for bosses at the firm to secure its position so the company was no longer dependant on borrowing from the Bank of England.
That frequency is accurate to 2 nanoseconds per day, so it provides a fundamental measure of time.
SNP shadow economy minister Andrew Wilson MSP said: "This is the fundamental measure of whether a country is successful.
The City Pride board, made up of chairpeople and chief executives from Birmingham's public agencies and representatives from the private and voluntary sectors, believes the issue of who is choosing to live in the city is a fundamental measure of the 'viability and sustainability' of the conurbation.
In the deepest sense, that is what society is for, and it is the fundamental measure of a good society.

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