measurement

measurement
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Determination of size
Nouns
1. measurement, measure, admeasurement, mensuration, survey, valuation, appraisement, appraisal, metage, assessment, determination, assize, estimate, estimation; dead reckoning, reckoning, gauging.
2. (unit of measure) ampere, joule, meter, gram, etc. See size, length, distance, quantity, breadth, numeration, gravity.
3. (measuring devices) criterion, standard, benchmark; measure, standard, rule[r], foot-rule, yardstick, balance, sextant, quadrant, compass, calipers, gauge, meter, line, rod, check; level, plumb line, lead, log, tape, [T] square, index, scale; Beaufort scale (see wind); biofeedback; black box; breathalyzer; engineer's, Gunter's, or surveyor's chain; graduated scale, vernier, anemometer, dynamometer, thermometer, barometer, bathometer, galvanometer, goniometer, speedometer, micrometer, hydrometer, tachometer, altimeter, hygrometer, ammeter, voltameter, voltmeter; pedometer; radiometer, potentiometer, sphygmomanometer, etc.
4. (indicators of location) coordinates, ordinate and abscissa, polar coordinates, latitude and longitude, declination and right ascension, altitude and azimuth.
5. (study of measurements) geometry, stereometry, chronometry, barometry, thermometry, hypometry; surveying, geodesy, geodetics, orthometry, topography, micrometry, altimetry, anthropometry, electrometry, craniometry.
6. measurer, surveyor, geometer, geodetist, topographer.
Verbs — measure, meter, value, assess, evaluate, rate, appraise, estimate, set a value on, appreciate, size up, span, pace, step; gauge, plumb, weigh, probe, sound, fathom, quantize; heave the lead; survey, graduate, calibrate.
Adjectives — measuring, metric[al], measurable; geodetic[al]; barometric[al]; latitudinal, longitudinal, etc.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The act of measuring]
Syn. estimation, determination, analysis, computation; see judgment 2 .
2. [The result of measuring]
Syn. distance, dimension, weight, degree, pitch, time, height, width, depth, density, volume, area, length, measure, thickness, quantity, magnitude, extent, range, altitude, scope, reach, amount, capacity, frequency, viscosity, intensity, pressure, speed, acceleration, rapidity, caliber, hardness, grade, span, step, calibration, strength, mass; see also size 2 .
3. [A set of measures]
Syn. inch, foot, yard; see measure 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
measuring, gauging, estimation, calculation, computation, assessment, dimension, volume, depth, capacity, height, width, weight, mass, density, length, magnitude.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The act or process of ascertaining dimensions, quantity, or capacity: measure, mensuration, metrology. See BIG.

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