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noun [countable] measure pronunciation in American English /ˈmeʒər/
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  1. 1
    an action that is intended to achieve or deal with something
    This is a temporary measure to stop the problem from getting any worse.
    take measures to do something: Stronger measures will have to be taken to bring down unemployment.
    take measures against someone/something: When you are attacked, you take defensive measures against the attacker.
  2. 2
    an amount of a particular quality that is neither large nor small
    The system gives people a measure of protection against pollution.
  3. 3
    a way of judging something
    measure of: The tests are not an accurate measure of performance.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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