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Indicator vs. Measure

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Indicatornoun

A pointer or index that indicates something.

Measurenoun

A prescribed quantity or extent.

Indicatornoun

A meter or gauge.

Measurenoun

(obsolete) Moderation, temperance.

Indicatornoun

The needle or dial on such a meter.

Measurenoun

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

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Indicatornoun

(chemistry) Any of many substances, such as litmus, used to indicate the concentration of a substance, or the degree of a reaction.

Measurenoun

An (unspecified) portion or quantity.

‘a measure of salt’;

Indicatornoun

(ecology) A plant or animal whose presence is indicative of some specific environment.

Measurenoun

The act or result of measuring.

Indicatornoun

(economics) A measure, such as unemployment rate, which can be used to predict economic trends.

Measurenoun

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

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Indicatornoun

A trafficator (dated definition); each of the flashing lights on each side of a vehicle which indicate a turn is being made to left or right, or a lane change etc.

Measurenoun

A standard against which something can be judged; a criterion.

‘Honesty is the true measure of a man.’;

Indicatornoun

A bird, the honeyguide.

Measurenoun

Any of various standard units of capacity.

‘The villagers paid a tithe of a thousand measures of corn.’;

Indicatornoun

One who, or that which, shows or points out; as, a fare indicator in a street car.

Measurenoun

A unit of measurement.

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Indicatornoun

A pressure gauge; a water gauge, as for a steam boiler; an apparatus or instrument for showing the working of a machine or moving part

Measurenoun

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

Indicatornoun

The part of an instrument by which an effect is indicated, as an index or pointer.

Measurenoun

The act or process of measuring.

Indicatornoun

Any bird of the genus Indicator and allied genera. See Honey guide, under Honey.

Measurenoun

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

Indicatornoun

That which indicates the condition of acidity, alkalinity, or the deficiency, excess, or sufficiency of a standard reagent, by causing an appearance, disappearance, or change of color, as in titration or volumetric analysis.

Measurenoun

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’;

Indicatornoun

a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time

Measurenoun

(geology) A bed or stratum.

‘coal measures; lead measures’;

Indicatornoun

a signal for attracting attention

Measurenoun

(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.

Indicatornoun

a device for showing the operating condition of some system

Measurenoun

Metrical rhythm.

Indicatornoun

(chemistry) a substance that changes color to indicate the presence of some ion or substance; can be used to indicate the completion of a chemical reaction or (in medicine) to test for a particular reaction

Measurenoun

A melody.

Indicatornoun

a thing that indicates the state or level of something

‘car ownership is frequently used as an indicator of affluence’;

Measurenoun

A dance.

Indicatornoun

an animal or plant species that can be used to infer conditions in a particular habitat

‘the raccoon is a poor choice as an indicator of riparian habitat’;

Measurenoun

(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’;

Indicatornoun

a gauge or meter of a specified kind

‘an altitude indicator’; ‘a speed indicator’;

Measurenoun

(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.

Indicatornoun

a flashing light or (formerly) other device on a vehicle to show that it is about to change lanes or turn.

‘an indicator light’;

Measurenoun

A course of action.

Indicatornoun

a board or screen in a railway station, airport, etc. giving current information

‘the indicator board’;

Measurenoun

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

Indicatornoun

a compound that changes colour at a specific pH value or in the presence of a particular substance, and can be used to monitor acidity, alkalinity, or the progress of a reaction

‘the remaining alkali is titrated against standard acid using phenolphthalein as indicator’;

Measurenoun

A piece of legislation.

Measureverb

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.’;

Measureverb

To be of (a certain size), to have (a certain measurement)

‘The window measured two square feet.’;

Measureverb

To estimate the unit size of something.

‘I measure that at 10 centimetres.’;

Measureverb

To judge, value, or appraise.

Measureverb

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

Measureverb

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

Measureverb

To adjust by a rule or standard.

Measureverb

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

Measurenoun

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.

Measurenoun

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.’;

Measurenoun

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.’;

Measurenoun

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.’;

Measurenoun

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.’;

Measurenoun

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.’;

Measurenoun

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

Measurenoun

Undefined quantity; extent; degree.

‘There is a great measure of discretion to be used in the performance of confession.’;

Measurenoun

Regulated division of movement

Measurenoun

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.

Measurenoun

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.’;

Measurenoun

The act of measuring; measurement.

Measurenoun

Beds or strata; as, coal measures; lead measures.

‘Say to her, we have measured many milesTo tread a measure with her on this grass.’;

Measureverb

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?’;

Measureverb

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

Measureverb

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.’;

Measureverb

To adjust by a rule or standard.

‘To secure a contented spirit, measure your desires by your fortunes, not your fortunes by your desires.’;

Measureverb

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.’;

Measureverb

To make a measurement or measurements.

Measureverb

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

Measureverb

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.

Measurenoun

the act or process of measuring;

‘the measurements were carefully done’; ‘his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate’;

Measurenoun

a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated;

‘they set the measure for all subsequent work’;

Measurenoun

how much there is of something that you can quantify

Measurenoun

any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal;

‘the situation called for strong measures’; ‘the police took steps to reduce crime’;

Measurenoun

a statute in draft before it becomes law;

‘they held a public hearing on the bill’;

Measurenoun

(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

Measurenoun

musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats;

‘the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song’;

Measurenoun

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

Measureverb

determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of;

‘Measure the length of the wall’;

Measureverb

express as a number or measure or quantity;

‘Can you quantify your results?’;

Measureverb

have certain dimensions;

‘This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches’;

Measureverb

place a value on; judge the worth of something;

‘I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional’;

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