# Measure vs. Quantify

## Difference Between Measure and Quantify

#### Measure➦

A reference standard or sample used for the quantitative comparison of properties

The standard kilogram is maintained as a measure of mass.

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#### Quantify➦

To determine or express the quantity of.

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#### Measure➦

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

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#### Quantify➦

(Logic) To limit the variables of (a proposition) by prefixing an operator such as all or some.

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#### Measure➦

A system of measurement, such as the metric system.

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#### Quantify➦

To assign a quantity to.

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#### Measure➦

The dimensions, quantity, or capacity of something as ascertained by comparison with a standard

curtains made to measure.

took his measure for the suit jacket.

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#### Quantify➦

To determine the value of (a variable or expression).

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#### Measure➦

A device used for measuring.

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#### Quantify➦

(logic) To relate a statement (called a predicate) to a given set using a quantifier—either for all (denoted ∀) or there exists (denoted ∃).

The statement $(\backslash forall\; x\; \backslash in\; \backslash mathbb\{R\})\; \backslash ,\; 2x\; =\; x\; +\; x$ quantifies over the real numbers.

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#### Measure➦

The act of measuring

By measure the picture was four feet tall.

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#### Quantify➦

To modify or qualify with respect to quantity; to determine, fix or express the quantity of; to rate.

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#### Measure➦

An evaluation or a basis of comparison

"the final measure of the worth of a society" (Joseph Wood Krutch).

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#### Quantify➦

To make explicit the quantity of; as, to quantify a variable.

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#### Measure➦

Extent or degree

The problem was in large measure caused by his carelessness.

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#### Quantify➦

use as a quantifier

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#### Measure➦

A definite quantity that has been measured out

a measure of wine.

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#### Quantify➦

express as a number or measure or quantity;

Can you quantify your results?

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#### Measure➦

A fitting amount

a measure of recognition.

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#### Measure➦

A limited amount or degree

a measure of goodwill.

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#### Measure➦

Limit; bounds

generosity knowing no measure.

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#### Measure➦

Appropriate restraint; moderation

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

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#### Measure➦

An action taken as a means to an end; an expedient

measures taken to improve energy efficiency.

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#### Measure➦

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

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#### Measure➦

Poetic meter.

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#### Measure➦

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

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#### Measure➦

To ascertain the dimensions, quantity, or capacity of

measured the height of the ceiling.

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#### Measure➦

To mark, lay out, or establish dimensions for by measuring

measure off an area.

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#### Measure➦

To mark off or apportion, usually with reference to a given unit of measurement

measure out a pint of milk.

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#### Measure➦

To allot or distribute as if by measuring; mete

The revolutionary tribunal measured out harsh justice.

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#### 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).

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#### Measure➦

To bring into comparison

She measured her power with that of a dangerous adversary.

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#### Measure➦

To serve as a measure of

The inch measures length.

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#### Measure➦

To consider or choose with care; weigh

He measures his words with caution.

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#### Measure➦

(Archaic) To travel over

"We must measure twenty miles today" (Shakespeare).

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#### Measure➦

To be of a specific measurement

The room measures 12 by 20 feet.

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#### Measure➦

To take a measurement.

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#### Measure➦

To allow of measurement

White sugar measures more easily than brown.

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#### Measure➦

A prescribed quantity or extent.

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#### Measure➦

(obsolete) Moderation, temperance.

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#### Measure➦

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

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#### Measure➦

An (unspecified) portion or quantity.

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#### Measure➦

The act or result of measuring.

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#### 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

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#### Measure➦

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

Honesty is the true measure of a man.

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#### Measure➦

Any of various standard units of capacity.

The villagers paid a tithe of a thousand measures of corn.

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#### Measure➦

A unit of measurement.

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#### Measure➦

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

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#### Measure➦

The act or process of measuring.

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#### Measure➦

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

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#### 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

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#### Measure➦

(geology) A bed or stratum.

coal measures; lead measures

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#### 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.

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#### Measure➦

Metrical rhythm.

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#### Measure➦

A melody.

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#### Measure➦

A dance.

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#### 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

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#### 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.

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#### Measure➦

A course of action.

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#### Measure➦

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

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#### Measure➦

A piece of legislation.

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#### 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.

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#### Measure➦

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

The window measured two square feet.

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#### Measure➦

To estimate the unit size of something.

I measure that at 10 centimetres.

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#### Measure➦

To judge, value, or appraise.

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#### Measure➦

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

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#### Measure➦

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

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#### Measure➦

To adjust by a rule or standard.

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#### Measure➦

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

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#### 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.

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#### 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.

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#### 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.

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#### 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.

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#### 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.

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#### 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.

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#### Measure➦

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

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#### Measure➦

Undefined quantity; extent; degree.

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

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#### Measure➦

Regulated division of movement

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#### 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.

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#### 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.

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#### Measure➦

The act of measuring; measurement.

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#### 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.

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#### 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?

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#### Measure➦

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

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#### 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.

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#### Measure➦

To adjust by a rule or standard.

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

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#### 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.

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#### Measure➦

To make a measurement or measurements.

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#### Measure➦

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

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#### 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.

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#### Measure➦

the act or process of measuring;

the measurements were carefully done

his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate

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#### Measure➦

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

they set the measure for all subsequent work

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#### Measure➦

how much there is of something that you can quantify

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#### Measure➦

any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal;

the situation called for strong measures

the police took steps to reduce crime

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#### Measure➦

a statute in draft before it becomes law;

they held a public hearing on the bill

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#### Measure➦

(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

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#### Measure➦

musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats;

the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song

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#### Measure➦

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

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#### Measure➦

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

Measure the length of the wall

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#### Measure➦

express as a number or measure or quantity;

Can you quantify your results?

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#### Measure➦

have certain dimensions;

This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches

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#### Measure➦

place a value on; judge the worth of something;

I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional

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