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Measure vs. Criteria

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Measurenoun

A prescribed quantity or extent.

Criterianoun

plural of criterion

Measurenoun

(obsolete) Moderation, temperance.

Criterianoun

A single criterion.

Measurenoun

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

Measurenoun

An (unspecified) portion or quantity.

‘a measure of salt’;

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Measurenoun

The act or result of measuring.

Measurenoun

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

Measurenoun

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

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

Measurenoun

Any of various standard units of capacity.

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

Measurenoun

A unit of measurement.

Measurenoun

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

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Measurenoun

The act or process of measuring.

Measurenoun

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

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’;

Measurenoun

(geology) A bed or stratum.

‘coal measures; lead measures’;

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.

Measurenoun

Metrical rhythm.

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Measurenoun

A melody.

Measurenoun

A dance.

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’;

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.

Measurenoun

A course of action.

Measurenoun

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

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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