measurement meaning

[ 'meʒəmənt ] Pronunciation:   "measurement" in a sentence
Noun: measurement  mezhurmunt
  1. The act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
    "the measurements were carefully done"
    - measuring, measure, mensuration

Derived forms: measurements

See also: measure

Type of: activity

Encyclopedia: Measurement

AmE / noun


1 [C]

the size, length or amount of sth:

an inflation measurement

The exact measurements of the room are 3 metres 20 by 2 metres 84.

2 [U]

the act or process of finding the size, quantity or degree of sth:

Accurate measurement is very important in science.

measurement equipment/instruments/tools

1. The process by which the magnitude, extent, or duration of a parameter is found.
2. The value of a parameter, as obtained, according to
measurement error The difference between the measured value of a quantity and its true value. Also see NEGATIVE ERROR OF MEASUREMENT and POSITIVE ERROR OF MEASUREMENT.

A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly. n
1 : the act or process of measuring
2 : a figure, extent, or amount obtained by measuring

<testing> The act or process of measuring; a figure, extent, or amount obtained by measuring.


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  1. still, such measurements are very important.
  2. i want you to take my chest measurement.
  3. the tailor took my measurements for a new suit.
  4. it depends on measurement of controlled variable.
  5. total field measurement is not always desirable.

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