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measure

verb
 
 
/ˈmeʒər/
[I or T] to discover the exact size or amount of something: Next, we need to measure the temperature of the mixture. This machine measures the patient's heart rate.measure sth in sth November was a record number for sales when measured in dollars. measuring devices/equipment/techniques
[T] to be of a particular size: The office measures 12 metres by 6 metres.
[T] to judge the quality, effect, importance, or value of something: It is difficult to measure the success of the advertising campaign at this early stage. Managers have changed the way they measure performance.
(Definition of measure verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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