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"measurement" in British English

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measurementnoun

uk   /ˈmeʒ.ə.mənt/  us   /-ɚ-/
C2 [C or U] the ​act or ​process of ​measuring: The ​test is ​based on the measurement of ​bloodlevels. The ​machine makes thousands of measurements every ​day.B2 [C] a ​value, ​discovered by ​measuring, that correponds to the ​size, ​shape, ​quality, etc. of something: The measurements of both ​rooms were ​identical. What is ​your inside ​leg measurement?measurements [plural] Your measurements are the ​sizes of ​variousparts of ​yourbody, ​especiallyyourchest, ​waist, and ​hips, that you refer to when you ​want to ​buyclothes.

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(Definition of measurement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"measurement" in American English

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measurementnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈmeʒ·ər·mənt/
the ​act of ​measuring: [U] The ​test is ​based on the measurement of ​bloodsugar. A measurement is the ​length, ​height, ​width, etc., of something, which you ​discover by ​measuring it: [C] The measurements of several of the ​drawings were ​identical.
(Definition of measurement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"measurement" in Business English

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measurementnoun

uk   us   /ˈmeʒəmənt/
[C or U] the ​act of ​measuring something: The measurement ofperformance, or ​effectiveness, is a constant ​concern in ​managementresearch. accurate/precise/proper/detailed measurement It is these ​specific characteristics that ​require detailed measurement. Doing more measurements is the common ​strategy to ​improvereliability.
measurements [plural] the ​size, ​shape, ​quality, etc. of something, which you discover by ​measuring it: The measurements of the bike, when ​folded, are 68cm x 52cm x 26cm. Although exact measurements are not ​available, ​piracy is said to be a "very ​big problem".
(Definition of measurement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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