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English definition of “measure”

measure

noun (SIZE)    /ˈmeʒ.ər/ US  //
[C or U] a unit used for stating the size , weight , etc. of something, or a way of measuring : weights and measures The sample's density is a measure of its purity .Measurements in general C2 [C or U] formal amount : There was a large measure of agreement between the candidates . His success was in some measure due to his being in the right place at the right time .General words for size and amount C2 [C] an exact amount , especially of alcohol : One unit of alcohol is equal to half a pint of beer or a standard measure of spirits .Measurements of volumeGeneral words for size and amountInformal measurements of volumeAlcohol - general words [C] US for bar nounBeats or lengths of musical notes
(Definition of measure noun (SIZE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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