# Convexity vs. Measure — What's the Difference?

## Definitions

#### Convexity➦

The state of being convex.

#### Measure➦

A reference standard or sample used for the quantitative comparison of properties
The standard kilogram is maintained as a measure of mass.

#### Convexity➦

A convex surface, body, part, or line.

#### Measure➦

A unit specified by a scale, such as an inch, or by variable conditions, such as a day's march.

#### Convexity➦

The state of being convex.

#### Measure➦

A system of measurement, such as the metric system.

#### Convexity➦

A convex line or surface.

#### Measure➦

The dimensions, quantity, or capacity of something as ascertained by comparison with a standard
Took his measure for the suit jacket.

#### Convexity➦

(finance) A measure of the curvature in the relationship between the prices and yields of bonds.

#### Measure➦

A device used for measuring.

#### Convexity➦

The state of being convex; the exterior surface of a convex body; roundness.
A smooth, uniform convexity and rotundity of a globe.

#### Measure➦

The act of measuring
By measure the picture was four feet tall.

#### Convexity➦

The property possessed by a convex shape

#### Measure➦

An evaluation or a basis of comparison
"the final measure of the worth of a society" (Joseph Wood Krutch).

#### Convexity➦

A shape that curves or bulges outward

#### Measure➦

Extent or degree
The problem was in large measure caused by his carelessness.

#### Measure➦

A definite quantity that has been measured out
A measure of wine.

#### Measure➦

A fitting amount
A measure of recognition.

#### Measure➦

A limited amount or degree
A measure of goodwill.

#### Measure➦

Limit; bounds
Generosity knowing no measure.

#### Measure➦

Appropriate restraint; moderation
"The union of ... fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal" (William James).

#### Measure➦

An action taken as a means to an end; an expedient
Measures taken to improve energy efficiency.

#### Measure➦

A law or ballot initiative adopted by a legislature as a remedy for a problem.

Poetic meter.

#### Measure➦

(Music) The metric unit between two bars on the staff; a bar.

#### Measure➦

To ascertain the dimensions, quantity, or capacity of
Measured the height of the ceiling.

#### Measure➦

To mark, lay out, or establish dimensions for by measuring
Measure off an area.

#### Measure➦

To mark off or apportion, usually with reference to a given unit of measurement
Measure out a pint of milk.

#### Measure➦

To allot or distribute as if by measuring; mete
The revolutionary tribunal measured out harsh justice.

#### Measure➦

To estimate by evaluation or comparison
"I gave them an account ... of the situation as far as I could measure it" (Winston S. Churchill).

#### Measure➦

To bring into comparison
She measured her power with that of a dangerous adversary.

#### Measure➦

To serve as a measure of
The inch measures length.

#### Measure➦

To consider or choose with care; weigh
He measures his words with caution.

#### Measure➦

(Archaic) To travel over
"We must measure twenty miles today" (Shakespeare).

#### Measure➦

To be of a specific measurement
The room measures 12 by 20 feet.

#### Measure➦

To take a measurement.

#### Measure➦

To allow of measurement
White sugar measures more easily than brown.

#### Measure➦

A prescribed quantity or extent.

#### Measure➦

(obsolete) Moderation, temperance.

#### Measure➦

A limit that cannot be exceeded; a bound. (Now chiefly in set phrases.)

#### Measure➦

An (unspecified) portion or quantity.

#### Measure➦

The act or result of measuring.

#### Measure➦

A receptacle or vessel of a standard size, capacity etc. as used to deal out specific quantities of some substance.
A measure of salt

#### Measure➦

A standard against which something can be judged; a criterion.
Honesty is the true measure of a man.

#### Measure➦

Any of various standard units of capacity.
The villagers paid a tithe of a thousand measures of corn.

#### Measure➦

A unit of measurement.

#### Measure➦

The size of someone or something, as ascertained by measuring. (Now chiefly in make to measure.)

#### Measure➦

The act or process of measuring.

#### Measure➦

A ruler, measuring stick, or graduated tape used to take measurements.

#### Measure➦

A number which is contained in a given number a number of times without a remainder; a divisor or factor.
The greatest common measure of two or more numbers

#### Measure➦

(geology) A bed or stratum.

#### Measure➦

(mathematics) A function that assigns a non-negative number to a given set following the mathematical nature that is common among length, volume, probability and the like.

Metrical rhythm.

A melody.

A dance.

#### Measure➦

(poetry) The manner of ordering and combining the quantities, or long and short syllables; meter; rhythm; hence, a metrical foot.
A poem in iambic measure

#### Measure➦

(music) A musical designation consisting of all notes and or rests delineated by two vertical bars; an equal and regular division of the whole of a composition; a bar.

#### Measure➦

A course of action.

#### Measure➦

(in plural) Actions designed to achieve some purpose; plans.

#### Measure➦

A piece of legislation.

#### Measure➦

To ascertain the quantity of a unit of material via calculated comparison with respect to a standard.
We measured the temperature with a thermometer.
You should measure the angle with a spirit level.

#### Measure➦

(stative) To be of (a certain size), to have (a certain measurement)
The window measured two square feet.

#### Measure➦

To estimate the unit size of something.
I measure that at 10 centimetres.

#### Measure➦

To judge, value, or appraise.

#### Measure➦

To obtain or set apart; to mark in even increments.

#### Measure➦

(rare) To traverse, cross, pass along; to travel over.

#### Measure➦

To adjust by a rule or standard.

#### Measure➦

To allot or distribute by measure; to set off or apart by measure; often with out or off.

#### Measure➦

A standard of dimension; a fixed unit of quantity or extent; an extent or quantity in the fractions or multiples of which anything is estimated and stated; hence, a rule by which anything is adjusted or judged.

#### Measure➦

An instrument by means of which size or quantity is measured, as a graduated line, rod, vessel, or the like.
False ells and measures be brought all clean adown.

#### Measure➦

The dimensions or capacity of anything, reckoned according to some standard; size or extent, determined and stated; estimated extent; as, to take one's measure for a coat.
The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

#### Measure➦

The contents of a vessel by which quantity is measured; a quantity determined by a standard; a stated or limited quantity or amount.
It is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal.

#### Measure➦

Extent or degree not excessive or beyong bounds; moderation; due restraint; esp. in the phrases, in measure; with measure; without or beyond measure.
Hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure.

#### Measure➦

Determined extent, not to be exceeded; limit; allotted share, as of action, influence, ability, or the like; due proportion.
Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days.

#### Measure➦

The quantity determined by measuring, especially in buying and selling; as, to give good or full measure.

#### Measure➦

Undefined quantity; extent; degree.
There is a great measure of discretion to be used in the performance of confession.

#### Measure➦

Regulated division of movement

#### Measure➦

A number which is contained in a given number a number of times without a remainder; as in the phrases, the common measure, the greatest common measure, etc., of two or more numbers; a denominator. See common denominator under denominator.

#### Measure➦

A step or definite part of a progressive course or policy; a means to an end; an act designed for the accomplishment of an object; as, political measures; prudent measures; an inefficient measure.
His majesty found what wrong measures he had taken in the conferring that trust, and lamented his error.

#### Measure➦

The act of measuring; measurement.

#### Measure➦

Beds or strata; as, coal measures; lead measures.
Say to her, we have measured many milesTo tread a measure with her on this grass.

#### Measure➦

To ascertain by use of a measuring instrument; to compute or ascertain the extent, quantity, dimensions, or capacity of, by a certain rule or standard; to take the dimensions of; hence, to estimate; to judge of; to value; to appraise.
Great are thy works, Jehovah, infiniteThy power! what thought can measure thee?

#### Measure➦

To serve as the measure of; as, the thermometer measures changes of temperature.

#### Measure➦

To pass throught or over in journeying, as if laying off and determining the distance.
A true devoted pilgrim is not wearyTo measure kingdoms with his feeble steps.

#### Measure➦

To adjust by a rule or standard.

#### Measure➦

To allot or distribute by measure; to set off or apart by measure; - often with out or off.
With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
That portion of eternity which is called time, measured out by the sun.

#### Measure➦

To make a measurement or measurements.

#### Measure➦

To result, or turn out, on measuring; as, the grain measures well; the pieces measure unequally.

#### Measure➦

To be of a certain size or quantity, or to have a certain length, breadth, or thickness, or a certain capacity according to a standard measure; as, cloth measures three fourths of a yard; a tree measures three feet in diameter.

#### Measure➦

The act or process of measuring;
The measurements were carefully done
His mental measurings proved remarkably accurate

#### Measure➦

A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated;
They set the measure for all subsequent work

#### Measure➦

How much there is of something that you can quantify

#### Measure➦

Any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal;
The situation called for strong measures
The police took steps to reduce crime

#### Measure➦

A statute in draft before it becomes law;
They held a public hearing on the bill

#### Measure➦

(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

#### Measure➦

Musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats;
The orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song

#### Measure➦

Measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements

#### Measure➦

Determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of;
Measure the length of the wall

#### Measure➦

Express as a number or measure or quantity;

#### Measure➦

Have certain dimensions;
This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches

#### Measure➦

Place a value on; judge the worth of something;
I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional