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meas·ure·ment

 (mĕzh′ər-mənt)
n.
1. The act of measuring or the process of being measured.
2. A system of measuring: measurement in miles.
3. The dimension, quantity, or capacity determined by measuring: the measurements of a room.

CONVERSION BETWEEN METRIC AND U.S. CUSTOMARY UNITS

FROM U.S. CUSTOMARY TO METRIC

When You KnowMultiply ByTo Find
inches25.4millimeters
 2.54centimeters
feet30.48centimeters
yards0.91meters
miles1.61kilometers
teaspoons4.93milliliters
tablespoons14.79milliliters
fluid ounces29.57milliliters
cups0.24liters
pints (liquid)0.47liters (liquid)
quarts (liquid)0.95liters (liquid)
gallons3.79liters
cubic feet0.028cubic meters
cubic yards0.76cubic meters
ounces28.35grams
pounds0.45kilograms
short tons (2,000 lbs)0.91metric tons
square inches6.45square centimeters
square feet0.09square meters
square yards0.84square meters
square miles2.59square kilometers
acres0.40hectares

FROM METRIC TO U.S. CUSTOMARY

When You KnowMultiply ByTo Find
millimeters0.04inches
centimeters0.39inches
meters3.28feet
 1.09yards
kilometers0.62miles
milliliters0.20teaspoons
 0.07tablespoons
 0.03fluid ounces
liters (liquid)1.06quarts (liquid)
 0.26gallons
 4.23cups
 2.12pints (liquid)
cubic meters35.31cubic feet
 1.35cubic yards
grams0.035ounces
kilograms2.20pounds
metric tons (1,000 kg)1.10short tons
square centimeters0.155square inches
square meters1.20square yards
square kilometers0.39square miles
hectares2.47acres

TEMPERATURE CONVERSION BETWEEN CELSIUS AND FAHRENHEIT

°C = (°F - 32) ? 1.8
°F = (°C ? 1.8) + 32

UNITS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM

The International System (abbreviated SI, for Systeme International, the French name for the system) was adopted in 1960 by the 11th General Conference on Weights and Measures. An expanded and modified version of the metric system, the International System addresses the needs of modern science for additional and more accurate units of measurement. The key features of the International System are decimalization, a system of prefixes, and a standard defined in terms of an invariable physical measure.

BASE UNITS

The International System has base units from which all others in the system are derived. The standards for the base units, except for the kilogram, are defined by unchanging and reproducible physical occurences. For example, the meter is defined as the distance traveled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second. The standard for the kilogram is a platinum-iridium cylinder kept at the International Bureau of Weights and Standards in Sevres, France.

UnitQuantity Symbol
meter length m
kilogram mass kg
second time s
ampere electric current A
kelvin temperature K
mole amount of matter mol
candela luminous intensity cd

PREFIXES

A multiple of a unit in the International System is formed by adding a prefix to the name of that unit. The prefixes change the magnitude of the unit by orders of ten from 1024 to 10-24.

PrefixSymbolMultiplying Factor
yotta- Y 1024 = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
zetta- Z 1021 = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
exa- E 1018 = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000
peta- P1015 = 1,000,000,000,000,000
tera- T 1012 = 1,000,000,000,000
giga- G 109 = 1,000,000,000
mega- M 106 = 1,000,000
kilo- k 103 = 1,000
hecto- h 102 = 100
deca- da 10 = 10
deci- d 10-1 = 0.1
centi- c 10-2 = 0.01
milli- m 10-3 = 0.001
micro- μ 10-6 = 0.000,001
nano- n 10-9 = 0.000,000,001
pico- p 10-12 = 0.000,000,000,001
femto- f 10-15 = 0.000,000,000,000,001
atto- a 10-18 = 0.000,000,000,000,000,001
zepto- z 10-21 = 0.000,000,000,000,000,000,001
yocto- y 10-24 = 0.000,000,000,000,000,000,000,001

DERIVED UNITS

Most of the units in the International System are derived units, that is units defined in terms of base units and supplementary units. Derived units can be divided into two groups—those that have a special name and symbol, and those that do not.

WITHOUT NAMES AND SYMBOLS
Measure ofDerivation
acceleration m/s2
angular acceleration rad/s2
angular velocity rad/s
density kg/m3
electric field strength V/m
luminance cd/m2
magnetic field strength A/m
velocity m/s

WITH NAMES AND SYMBOLS
UnitMeasure ofSymbolDerivation
coulomb electric charge C A·s
farad electric capacitance F A·s/V
henry inductance H V·s/A
hertz frequency Hz cycles/s
joule quantity of energy J N·m
lumen flux of light lm cd·sr
lux illumination lx lm/m2
newton force N kg·m/s2
ohm electric resistance ΩV/A
pascal pressure Pa N/m2
tesla magnetic flux density T Wb/m2
volt voltage V W/A
watt power W J/s
weber magnetic flux Wb V·s

measurement

(ˈmɛʒəmənt)
n
1. the act or process of measuring
2. an amount, extent, or size determined by measuring
3. a system of measures based on a particular standard

meas•ure•ment

(ˈmɛʒ ər mənt)

n.
1. the act of measuring.
2. a measured dimension.
3. extent, size, etc., ascertained by measuring.
4. a system of measuring or measures: liquid measurement.

Measurement

See also instruments.

the measurement of the relative amount of acetic acid in a given subtance. — acetimetrical, adj.
Chemistry. the determination of the amount of free acid in a liquid. — acidimeter, n. — acidimetrical, adj.
measurement of pain by means of an algometer.
the measurement of evaporation in the air. — atmidometer, n.
1. the measurement of oneself.
2. the measurement of a part of a figure as a fraction of the total figure’s height. — autometric, adj.
the measurement of distance or lines by means of a stave or staff.
the science of land surveying.
accurate measurement of short intervals of time by means of a chronoscope. — chronoscopic, adj.
the science of measuring the universe.
the measurement of extremely low temperatures, by means of a cryometer.
the measurement of circles.
the measurement by a dosimeter of the dosage of radiation a per-son has received. See also drugs. — dosimetrist, n. — dosimetric, dosimetrical, adj.
measurement of the red blood cells in the blood, by use of an erythrocytometer.
the science of measuring and analyzing gases by means of a eudiometer.
the measurement of fluorescence, or visible radiation, by means of a fluorometer. — fluorometric, adj.
the measurement of the strength of electric currents, by means of a galvanometer. — galvanometric, galvanometrical, adj.
the measurement of the amounts of the gases in a mixture. — gasometer, n. — gasometric, gasometrical, adj.
the practice or theory of measuring angles, especially by means of a goniometer.
the measurement of the dimensions and angles of the planes of salt crystals. — halometer, n.
the practice of measuring the angular distance between stars by means of a heliometer. — heliometric, heliometrical, adj.
the art or science of measuring time. — horometrical, adj.
the measurement of altitude and heights, especially with refer-ence to sea level. — hypsometric, hypsometrical, adj.
the practice and art of determining the strength and coloring power of an indigo solution.
equality of measure. — isometric, isometrical, adj.
the measurement of impurities in the air by means of a konimeter. — konimetric, adj.
1. the measuring and recording of variations in fluid pressure, as blood pressure.
2. the measuring and recording of the angular oscillations of an aircraft in flight, with respect to an axis or axes flxed in space. — kymograph, n. — kymographic, adj.
Rare. an instrument for measuring large objects. See also geography.
1. the act, process, or science of measurement.
2. the branch of geometry dealing with measurement of length, area, or volume. — mensurate, mensurational, adj.
the study and science of measures and weights. — metrologist, n. — metrological, adj.
the measurement of osmotic pressure, or the force a dissolved substance exerts on a semipermeable membrane through which it cannot pass when separated by it from a pure solvent. — osmometric, adj.
the measurement of bones.
the determination or estimation of the quantity of oxide formed on a substance. — oxidimetric, adj.
Obsolete, the realm of geometrical measurements, taken as a whole. — pantometer, n. — pantometric, pantometrical, adj.
the measurement of pressure or compressibility, as with a piezometer. — piezometric, adj.
the measurement of the plasticity of materials, as with a plastometer. — plastometric, adj.
the measurement of the capacity of the lungs. — pulmometer, n.
the measurement of temperatures greater than 1500 degrees Celsius. — pyrometer, n. — pyrometric, pyrometrical, adj.
the measurement of radiant energy by means of a radiometer. — radiometric, adj.
the measurement of electric current, usually with a galvanometer. — rheometric, adj.
a means of surveying in which distances are measured by reading intervals on a graduated rod intercepted by two parallel cross hairs in the telescope of a surveying instrument. — stadia, adj.
1. the process of determining the volume and dimensions of a solid.
2. the process of determining the specific gravity of a liquid. — stereometric, adj.
the measurement of distance, height, elevation, etc., with a tachymeter.
the science or use of the telemeter; long-distance measurement.
the measurement of the turbidity of water or other fluids, as with a turbidimeter. — turbidimetric, adj.
measurement of the specific gravity of urine, by means of an urinometer.
the measurement of the volume of a solid body by means of a volumenometer.
the measurement of the volume of solids, gases, or liquids; volumetric analysis. — volumetric, volumetrical, adj.
the measurement and comparison of the sizes of animals and their parts. — zoometric, adj.

measurement

measure
1. 'measurement'

A measurement is a result obtained by measuring something.

Check the measurements carefully.
Every measurement was exact.
2. 'measure'

You do not use 'measurement' to refer to an action taken by a government. The word you use is measure.

Measures had been taken to limit the economic decline.
Day nurseries were started as a war-time measure to allow mothers to work.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.measurement - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rulemeasurement - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
seismography - the measurement of tremors and shocks and undulatory movements of earthquakes
quantitative analysis, quantitative chemical analysis - chemical analysis to determine the amounts of each element in the substance
actinometry - measuring the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (especially of the sun's rays)
algometry - measuring sensitivity to pain or pressure
anemography - recording anemometrical measurements
anemometry - measuring wind speed and direction
angulation - the precise measurement of angles
anthropometry - measurement and study of the human body and its parts and capacities
arterial blood gases - measurement of the pH level and the oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations in arterial blood; important in diagnosis of many respiratory diseases
audiometry - measuring sensitivity of hearing
bathymetry, plumbing - measuring the depths of the oceans
calorimetry - measurement of quantities of heat
cephalometry - measurement of human heads
densitometry - measuring the optical density of a substance by shining light on it and measuring its transmission
dosimetry - measuring the dose of radiation emitted by a radioactive source
fetometry, foetometry - measurement of a fetus (especially the diameter of the head)
gravimetry, hydrometry - the measurement of specific gravity
hypsometry, hypsography - measurement of the elevation of land above sea level
mental measurement - a generic term used to cover any application of measurement techniques to the quantification of mental functions
micrometry - measuring with a micrometer
observation - the act of making and recording a measurement
pelvimetry - measurement of the dimensions of the bony birth canal (to determine whether vaginal birth is possible)
photometry - measurement of the properties of light (especially luminous intensity)
quantification - the act of discovering or expressing the quantity of something
radioactive dating - measurement of the amount of radioactive material (usually carbon 14) that an object contains; can be used to estimate the age of the object
meter reading, reading - the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments; "he has a job meter reading for the gas company"
sampling - measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form)
sounding - the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)
sound ranging - locating a source of sound (as an enemy gun) by measurements of the time the sound arrives at microphones in known positions
scaling - act of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale
spirometry - the use of a spirometer to measure vital capacity
surveying - the practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map; "he studied surveying at college"
telemetry - automatic transmission and measurement of data from remote sources by wire or radio or other means
thermometry - the measurement of temperature
thermogravimetry - the measurement of changes in weight as a function of changes in temperature used as a technique of chemically analyzing substances
tonometry - the measurement of intraocular pressure by determining the amount of force needed to make a slight indentation in the cornea
viscometry, viscosimetry - the measurement of viscosity

measurement

noun
1. size, length, dimension, area, amount, weight, volume, capacity, extent, height, depth, width, magnitude, amplitude Some of the measurements are doubtless inaccurate.
2. calculation, assessment, evaluation, estimation, survey, judgment, valuation, appraisal, computation, calibration, mensuration, metage Measurement of blood pressure can be undertaken by the practice nurse.
Translations

measurement

[ˈmeʒəmənt] N
1. (= size) → medida f
bust/hip measurementcontorno m de pecho/de caderas
inside leg measurementlargo m de entrepierna
waist measurementcintura f, talle m
to take sb's measurementstomar las medidas a algn
2. (= act, system) → medicion f

measurement

[ˈmɛʒərmənt]
n
[waist, bust] → tour m
What is your waist measurement? → Quel est votre tour de taille?
chest measurement → tour m de poitrine
hip measurement → tour m de hanches
[level, pressure] → mesure f measurements
npl
(for clothes)mesures fpl
to take sb's measurements → prendre les mesures de qn
to take measurements [scientist] → proceder a des mesures; [craftsman] → prendre les mesures
measuring jug npot m gradue
measuring tape ncentimetre m

measurement

n
(= act)Messung f; the metric system of measurementdas metrische Ma?system
(= measure)Ma? nt; (= figure)Messwert m; (fig)Ma?stab m; to take somebody’s measurementsan jdm or bei jdm Ma? nehmen

measurement

[ˈmɛʒəmənt] n (act) → misurazione f; (measure) → misura
to take sb's measurements → prendere le misure di or a qn
chest/hip measurement → giro petto/fianchi

measurement

n (act) medición f, (value obtained) valor m, medida; Blood glucose measurement is easy..La medición de la glucosa en sangre es fácil.
References in classic literature ?
Measurement owes its existence to Earth; Estimation of quantity to Measurement; Calculation to Estimation of quantity; Balancing of chances to Calculation; and Victory to Balancing of chances.
[1]On Barsoom the AD is the basis of linear measurement.
a sulk and pout, by carpenter's measurement, about twenty feet long and five feet deep; a sulk and pout that will yield you some 500 gallons of oil and more.

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