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  • a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance
  • measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
  • musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
    • the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song
  • (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  • a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
    • the measurements were carefully done
    • his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate
  • a statute in draft before it becomes law
    • they held a public hearing on the bill
  • how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
  • any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
    • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
    • access all the factors when taking a risk
  • have certain dimensions
    • This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches
  • express as a number or measure or quantity
    • Can you quantify your results?
  • determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
    • Measure the length of the wall
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