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noun measurement pronunciation in American English /ˈmeʒərmənt/
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  1. 1
    [countable] [often plural] the exact size, degree, strength, etc. of something, usually expressed in numbers of standard units

    a measurement of only three microns

    make/take/get measurements:

    They took measurements of noise levels inside the building.

    1. a.


      [plural] the size around or along different parts of someone’s body, used for deciding what size clothes they need
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of measuring something


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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