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measure

Pronunciation: me'zhur

Definition:

  1. To determine the magnitude or quantity of a substance by comparing it against some accepted standard or by calculation.
  2. A specified magnitude of a physical quantity.
  3. A graduated instrument used to measure an object or substance.

[O.F. mesure, fr. L. mensura, fr. metior, to measure]

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