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## linear measure

n.
1. The measurement of length.
2. A unit or system of units for measuring length. In both senses also called long measure.
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## linear measure

n
(Units) a unit or system of units for the measurement of length. Also called: long measure
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## lin′ear meas′ure

n.
any system for measuring length, or any unit used in such a system.
[1885–90]
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 Noun 1 linear measure - a unit of measurement of lengthlinear unitunit, unit of measurement - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"long measure - a measure of lengthastronomy unit - a linear unit used for astronomical distancesmetric linear unit - a linear unit of distance in metric termsnautical linear unit - a linear unit of distance used in navigationin, inch - a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a footft, foot - a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard; "he is six feet tall"footer - (used only in combinations) the height or length of something in feet; "he is a six-footer"; "the golfer sank a 40-footer"; "his yacht is a 60-footer"yard, pace - a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a strideyarder - (used only in combinations) the height or length of something in yards; "the golfer hit a 300-yarder to the green"perch, rod, pole - a linear measure of 16.5 feetfurlong - a unit of length equal to 220 yardsinternational mile, land mile, mile, stat mi, statute mile, mi - a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 metersmiler - (used only in combinations) the length of something in miles; "the race was a 30-miler"880 yards, half mile - a unit of length equal to half of 1 mile440 yards, quarter mile - a unit of length equal to a quarter of 1 mileleague - an obsolete unit of distance of variable length (usually 3 miles)ligne - a linear unit (1/40 inch) used to measure diameter of buttonsnail - a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yardarchine - a Russian unit of length (71 cm)coss, kos - (in India) a unit of length having different values in different localitiesvara - a Spanish unit of length (about a yard) having different values in different localitiesverst - a Russian unit of length (1.067 km)cable length, cable's length, cable - a nautical unit of depthchain - a unit of lengthcubit - an ancient unit of length based on the length of the forearmfingerbreadth, finger's breadth, digit, finger - the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measurefistmele - about seven inches; the breadth of a fist with the thumb stuck out (used especially in archery to give the correct distance of the string from the bow)body length - the length of your bodyhandbreadth, handsbreadth - any unit of length based on the breadth of the human handhead - the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head; "he is two heads taller than his little sister"; "his horse won by a head"lea - a unit of length of thread or yarnli - Chinese distance measure; approximately 0.5 kilometerslink - a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chainmesh - the number of openings per linear inch of a screen; measures size of particles; "a 100 mesh screen"; "100 mesh powdered cellulose"mil - a unit of length equal to one thousandth of an inch; used to specify thickness (e.g., of sheets or wire)Swedish mile, mil, mile - a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 kmRoman mile, mile - an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yardsRoman pace - an ancient Roman unit of length (4.85 English feet) measured as the distance from the heel of one foot to the heel of the same foot when next it touches the groundgeometric pace - a modern version of the Roman pace now taken to be 5 feetmilitary pace - the length of a single step in marching (taken to be 30 inches for quick time or 36 inches for double time)palm - a linear unit based on the length or width of the human handspan - a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)survey mile - a U.S. unit of measure equal to 1609.347 meters; derived from the use of 39.37 inches as the conversion for one meterfathom, fthm - a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depthpoint - a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inchpica em, em, pica - a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printingen, nut - half the width of an emcicero - a linear unit of the size of type slightly larger than an em
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Intercaudate nucleus ratio as a linear measure of brain atrophy in multiple sclerosis.
Whoever for the purpose of cheating, uses an untrue balance, weight, or linear measure that differs from the correct unit or measure shall be punished with imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or with a fine not exceeding QR5,000 or with both penalties.
and A(r, [f.sup.(k)]/sub.f]) + B(r, [f.sup.(k)]/f) = R(r, f), where and in what follows, R(r, f) is such a quantity that if [rho](f) < [infinity], then R(r, f) = O(1), as r [right arrow] [infinity], if [rho](f) = [infinity], then R(r, f) = O(log(rT(r, f))), as r [not member of] E and r [right arrow] [infinity], here and in what follows, E denotes a set of positive real numbers with finite linear measure. It is not necessarily the same for every occurrence in the context.
except possibly for a set of r having finite linear measure, we say that a(z) is a small function with respect to f(z).
Types of linear measurement and units of linear measure were not problematic for this class.
This seemingly arbitrary length is four times a rod (or pole, or perch), a medieval linear measure derived from the amount of land a man could work in a day.
In such markets, linear measure data should be considered for use in both market and income approaches before considering a land value based appraisal method.
are expressed as ratios of tension or weighting, rather than linear measure" (p.
Given a compact planar subset X of finite linear measure, we say that two components [[omega].sub.1], and [[omega].sub.2] of the complement of X are amply adjacent if there exists a rectangle R = [a, b] x [c, d] in the plane such that the bottom edge lies in [[omega].sub.1], and the top edge lies in [[omega.sub.2] and such there exists a compact subset [K.sub.1] of [a,b] of positive measure such that vertical lines x = t for t in [K.sub.1], meet R [intersection] X in exactly one point.
For both marijuana and cocaine, five separate measures of drug use were used in the cross-sectional analyses: a linear measure of lifetime use that takes on values of 0-5, corresponding to the categories in Table 1; a linear measure of lifetime use that uses the midpoints of the categories observed in Table 1; two similar measures for past 30 day use; and a dummy variable indicating a relatively heavy amount of lifetime use and non-zero past 30 day use.(12) It should be noted that the intervals used to code the illicit drug use responses changed between the two surveys.
For example, under linear measure the list included inches, feet, yards, miles, meters, and so on.

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